tuberosity

tuberosity

[too-buh-ros-i-tee, tyoo-]
noun, plural tuberosities.
a rough projection or protuberance of a bone, as for the attachment of a muscle.

Origin:
1535–45; < Medieval Latin tūberōsitās. See tuberose2, -ity

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

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

  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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