Definition of protuberance in English:

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protuberance

Pronunciation: /prəˈt(y)o͞ob(ə)rəns/

noun

1A thing that protrudes from something else: some dinosaurs evolved protuberances on top of their heads
More example sentences
  • Some of their protuberances project close to a metre above what can be vaguely discerned as the original road surface.
  • It has very few bumps or protuberances, and the surface has as mirror-like a sheen as you can get from white plastic.
  • The ridges form irregularly situated protuberances that house hollow spines usually 0.05-0.06 mm wide and up to 0.12 mm long.
Synonyms
bump, lump, knob, projection, protrusion, prominence, swelling, eminence, outcrop, outgrowth, jut, jag, snag;
ledge, shelf, ridge
1.1The fact or state of protruding: the large size and protuberance of the incisors
More example sentences
  • The placoderms and chondrichthyans both show at least some capsular protuberance of the braincase, but the braincase is a single, undivided mass, whether or not ossified.
Synonyms
sticking out, jutting, projection, obtrusion, prominence;
swelling, bulging

Words that rhyme with protuberance

exuberance

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Syllabification: pro·tu·ber·ance

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