protuberate

intransitive verb
pro·​tu·​ber·​ate | \ -əˌrāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of protuberate

: to swell beyond a surface : form a protuberance

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History and Etymology for protuberate

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 22 Jan. 2021.

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