protuberant

adjective pro·tu·ber·ant \ -b(ə-)rənt \

Definition of protuberant

:thrusting out from a surrounding or adjacent surface often as a rounded mass :prominent
  • protuberant eyes

protuberantly

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of protuberant

Late Latin protuberant-, protuberans, present participle of protuberare to bulge out, from Latin pro- forward + tuber excrescence, swelling; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at 1thumb


PROTUBERANT Defined for English Language Learners

protuberant

adjective

Definition of protuberant for English Language Learners

  • : sticking out from a surface usually with a curved or rounded shape


Medical Dictionary

protuberant

adjective pro·tu·ber·ant \ -b(ə-)rənt \

medical Definition of protuberant

:bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface :prominent
  • protuberant eyes

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