protuberance

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noun pro·tu·ber·ance \prō-ˈtü-b(ə-)rən(t)s, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of protuberance

  1. 1 :  something that is protuberant

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being protuberant

Examples of protuberance in a Sentence

  1. the tree trunk had several mossy protuberances where branches had once grown

1646

First Known Use of protuberance

1646

Synonym Discussion of protuberance

projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge mean an extension beyond the normal line or surface. projection implies a jutting out especially at a sharp angle. those projections along the wall are safety hazards protrusion suggests a thrusting out so that the extension seems a deformity. the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef protuberance implies a growing or swelling out in rounded form. a skin disease marked by warty protuberances bulge suggests an expansion caused by internal pressure. bulges in the tile floor

PROTUBERANCE Defined for English Language Learners

protuberance

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noun pro·tu·ber·ance \prō-ˈtü-b(ə-)rən(t)s, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of protuberance for English Language Learners

  • : a usually rounded part that sticks out from a surface


Medical Dictionary

protuberance

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noun pro·tu·ber·ance \prō-ˈt(y)ü-b(ə-)rən(t)s\

Medical Definition of protuberance

  1. 1:  something that is protuberant a bony protuberance

  2. 2:  the quality or state of being protuberant



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