Definition of Protuberance

1. Noun. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings. "The bony excrescence between its horns"




2. Noun. The condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out. "The protuberance of his belly"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Protuberant, Protuberate

Definition of Protuberance

1. n. That which is protuberant swelled or pushed beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; a swelling or tumor on the body; a prominence; a bunch or knob; an elevation.

Definition of Protuberance

1. Noun. A bulge, knob, swelling, spine or anything that protrudes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protuberance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protuberance

protrudable
protrude
protruded
protrudes
protrudeth
protrudin
protruding
protrusibility
protrusible
protrusile
protrusion
protrusions
protrusive
protrusively
protrusiveness
protuberance (current term)
protuberances
protuberancies
protuberancy
protuberant
protuberantly
protuberate
protuberation
protuberations
protuberous
proturan
proturans
protyl
protyle
protyles

Literary usage of Protuberance

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1832)
"protuberance of the ... one of the new Hebrides group, had a great protuberance of the abdomen, and the chest had a contracted appearance as they stood in ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"HORNBILLS with protuberance on the bill. Rhinoceros Hornbill. (Buc. ... Black; dirty white, beneath ; protuberance on the bill as large as bill itself ..."

3. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"... Disturbing Force which acts on the Earth—Attraction of the Sun on a Globe—The protuberance at the Equator— The Attraction of the protuberance by the Sun ..."

4. The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball (1885)
"Earth—Attraction of the Sun on a Globe—The protuberance at the Eqa: The Attraction of the protuberance by the Sun and by the Moon pr.«-. ..."

5. A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy by George Frederick Chambers (1889)
"This protuberance extended from the right of the upper limb, and was visible for 6 minutes. In 5 seconds after this was visible, a much broader and shorter ..."

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