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protuberant

[proh-too-ber-uh nt, -tyoo-, pruh-] /proʊˈtu bər ənt, -ˈtyu-, prə-/
adjective
1.
bulging out beyond the surrounding surface; protruding; projecting:
protuberant eyes.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin prōtūberant- (stem of prōtūberāns), present participle of prōtūberāre to swell. See pro-1, tuber, -ant
Related forms
protuberantly, adverb
nonprotuberant, adjective
nonprotuberantly, adverb
unprotuberant, adjective
unprotuberantly, adverb
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  • They are both wearing masks: hers has cavernous eyeholes and a protuberant nose, while his has a long, sad nose.
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protuberant

/prəˈtjuːbərənt/
adjective
1.
swelling out from the surrounding surface; bulging
Derived Forms
protuberance, protuberancy, noun
protuberantly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin prōtūberāre to swell, from pro-1 + tūber swelling
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Word Origin and History for protuberant
adj.

1640s, from French protubérant (16c.) and directly from Late Latin protuberantem (moninative protuberans), present participle of protuberare "to swell, bulge out" (see protuberance). Related: Protuberantly.

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protuberant in Medicine

protuberant pro·tu·ber·ant (prō-tōō'bər-ənt, -tyōō'-, prə-)
adj.
Swelling outward; bulging.


pro·tu'ber·ant·ly adv.
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