Definition of protrude in English:

protrude

Line breaks: pro|trude
Pronunciation: /prəˈtruːd
 
/

verb

[no object]

Derivatives

protrusive

adjective
More example sentences
  • The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons estimates around 1-2% of UK residents feel their ears are too protrusive.
  • Small protrusions of the leading edge that are often balanced by corresponding retractions result in a very small protrusive force, and hence do not result in significant motility.
  • Significantly, this relationship has a local maximum: too many barbed ends deplete the available monomer pool, too few are insufficient to generate protrusive force, so motility is stalled at either extreme.

Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'thrust something forward or onward'): from Latin protrudere, from pro- 'forward, out' + trudere 'to thrust'.

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