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Noun: protuberance  prow't(y)oo-bu-run(t)s [N. Amer], pru'tyoo-bu-run(t)s [Brit]
  1. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    "the occipital protuberance was well developed";
    - bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence
  2. The condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out
    "the protuberance of his belly"

Derived forms: protuberances

Type of: condition, projection, status

Encyclopedia: Protuberance