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[too-buh-ros-i-tee, tyoo-] /ˌtu bəˈrɒs ɪ ti, ˈtyu-/
noun, plural tuberosities.
a rough projection or protuberance of a bone, as for the attachment of a muscle.
Origin of tuberosity
1535-45; < Medieval Latin tūberōsitās. See tuberose2, -ity Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tuberosity


noun (pl) -ties
any protuberance on a bone, esp for the attachment of a muscle or ligament
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tuberosity in Medicine

tuberosity tu·ber·os·i·ty (tōō'bə-rŏs'ĭ-tē, tyōō'-)

  1. The quality or condition of being tuberous.

  2. A projection or protuberance, especially one at the end of a bone for the attachment of a muscle or tendon.

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