Definition of protuberance
1 : something that is protuberant
2 : the quality or state of being protuberant
Examples of protuberance in a Sentence
the tree trunk had several mossy protuberances where branches had once grown
Recent Examples of protuberance from the Web
A tinge of menace emanates from the best ones, their spiky protuberances, wiggly tendrils and starburst-style blossoms evoking sci-fi weaponry and ear-splitting explosions.
The jewel-tone dresses had fan-like protuberances attached to them.
These knobby protuberances, known as galls, are sort of like tree cysts induced by the presence of the host wasp's young.
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PROTUBERANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of protuberance for English Language Learners
: a usually rounded part that sticks out from a surface
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