Definition of protuberant in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈt(y)o͞ob(ə)rənt/


Protruding; bulging: his protuberant eyes fluttered open
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  • When this rounded contour appears to be greater than normal, the abdomen is said to be bulging or protuberant.
  • He had a rather large abdomen and protuberant (for want of a better word) buttocks.
  • How long before the protuberant outer ear is lopped?
sticking out, protruding, projecting, prominent, jutting, overhanging, proud, bulging


Mid 17th century: from late Latin protuberant- 'swelling out', from the verb protuberare, from pro- 'forward, out' + tuber 'bump'.

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Syllabification: pro·tu·ber·ant

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