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gibbosity

[gi-bos-i-tee] /gɪˈbɒs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state of being gibbous.
2.
a protuberance or swelling.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French gibbosite < Medieval Latin gibbōsitāt- (stem of gibbōsitās). See gibbous, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for gibbosity

gibbosity

/ɡɪˈbɒsɪtɪ/
noun (rare) (pl) -ties
1.
the state of being gibbous
2.
(biology) a bulge or protuberance
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gibbosity in Medicine

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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