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protuberance Line breaks: pro|tu¦ber|ance
Pronunciation: /prəˈtjuːb(ə)r(ə)ns/

Definition of protuberance in English:


1A thing that protrudes from something else: some dinosaurs evolved protuberances on top of their heads
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  • 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.
1.1 [mass noun] The fact or state of protruding: the large size and protuberance of the incisors
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  • 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.
sticking out, jutting, projection, projecting, obtrusion, obtruding, prominence, protrusion;
swelling, bulging

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