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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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British Dictionary definitions for protuberantly

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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protuberantly 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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