[ gi-bos-i-tee ]
/ gɪˈbɒs ɪ ti /
the state of being gibbous.
a protuberance or swelling.
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Words nearby gibbosity
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Example sentences from the Web for gibbosity
Behind the neck and immediately above the shoulder rises a gibbosity or hump of the same height as the dorsal ridge.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
British Dictionary definitions for gibbosity
/ (ɡɪˈbɒsɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties rare
the state of being gibbous
biology a bulge or protuberance
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Medical definitions for gibbosity
[ gĭ-bŏs′ĭ-tē ]
The condition of being gibbous.
A rounded hump or protuberance.
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