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protuberance

Pronunciation: /prəʊˈtuːbərəns; prəˈtjuːbərəns/

Translation of protuberance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • [formal] protuberancia (feminine)
    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.
    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.

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