intransitive verb pro·tu·ber·ate \-əˌrāt\

Definition of protuberate


  1. :  to swell beyond a surface :  form a protuberance

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Origin and Etymology of protuberate

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

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