tuberosity

noun
tu·​ber·​os·​i·​ty | \ ˌtü-bə-ˈrä-sə-tē How to pronounce tuberosity (audio) , ˌtyü- \
plural tuberosities

Definition of tuberosity

: a rounded prominence especially : a large prominence on a bone usually serving for the attachment of muscles or ligaments

Examples of tuberosity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a freshman, Brown suffered a severe tear of the ischial tuberosity, a bone that is connected to the hamstring muscles. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 9 May 2021 Brown skipped the state meet as a freshman after suffering a severe tear of the ischial tuberosity, a bone that is connected to the hamstring muscles. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 21 Nov. 2020 If the pain is persistent and doesn’t improve within 2 weeks when there is marked pain at the most proximal (Ischial tuberosity) since that’s where avulsion fractures occur. SI.com, 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tuberosity

1611, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2021

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“Tuberosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberosity. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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tuberosity

noun
tu·​ber·​os·​i·​ty | \ ˌt(y)ü-bə-ˈräs-ət-ē How to pronounce tuberosity (audio) \
plural tuberosities

Medical Definition of tuberosity

: a rounded prominence especially : a large prominence on a bone usually serving for the attachment of muscles or ligaments

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