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Protuberance   /proʊtˈubərəns/  /prətˈubərəns/   Listen

Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings.  Synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, swelling.  "The hump of a camel" , "He stood on the rocky prominence" , "The occipital protuberance was well developed" , "The bony excrescence between its horns"
The condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out.

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"Protuberance" Quotes from Famous Books

... to my stock caused a considerable protuberance in front, which I abated in a measure by shaking the bits of bread around my waist, and distributing the plugs of tobacco among the folds of ...
— Typee - A Romance of the South Sea • Herman Melville

... radicle had protruded from a bean laid on its side, a flattened solid lump projected .1 of an inch, in the same horizontal plane with the bean. This protuberance consisted of the convex summit of the arched epicotyl; and as it became developed the two legs of the arch curved themselves laterally upwards, owing to apogeotropism, at such a rate that the arch stood highly inclined after 14 h., ...
— The Power of Movement in Plants • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Protuberance" :   status, condition, protuberant, caput, nub, projection, nubble, protuberate, mogul, frontal eminence, belly, snag, wart

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