gibbosity

gibbosity

[gi-bos-i-tee]
noun
1.
the state of being gibbous.
2.
a protuberance or swelling.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French gibbosite < Medieval Latin gibbōsitāt- (stem of gibbōsitās). See gibbous, -ity

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gibbosity (ɡɪˈbɒsɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state of being gibbous
2.  biology a bulge or protuberance

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gibbosity gib·bos·i·ty (gĭ-bŏs'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The condition of being gibbous.

  2. A rounded hump or protuberance.

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