protuberate

intransitive verb

pro·​tu·​ber·​ate
-əˌrāt
-ed/-ing/-s
: to swell beyond a surface : form a protuberance

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin protuberatus, past participle of protuberare to bulge out, from Latin pro- pro- entry 1 + tuber bump, swelling, tumor

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“Protuberate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protuberate. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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