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protrusion

[proh-troo-zhuh n, pruh-] /proʊˈtru ʒən, prə-/
noun
1.
the act of protruding or the state of being protruded.
2.
something that protrudes or projects.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin prōtrūs(us) (past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude) + -ion
Related forms
nonprotrusion, noun
Synonyms
2. jut, projection, bulge, protuberance.
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British Dictionary definitions for protrusions

protrusion

/prəˈtruːʒən/
noun
1.
something that protrudes
2.
the state or condition of being protruded
3.
the act or process of protruding
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Word Origin and History for protrusions

protrusion

n.

1640s, from French protrusion, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin protrudere "to push out" (see protrude), or from a similar formation in English.

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protrusions in Medicine

protrusion pro·tru·sion (prō-trōō'zhən)
n.

  1. The act of protruding.

  2. The state of being protruded.

  3. A position of the mandible forward from centric relation.

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