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  1. the state of being gibbous.
  2. a protuberance or swelling.
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Origin of gibbosity

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French gibbosite < Medieval Latin gibbōsitāt- (stem of gibbōsitās). See gibbous, -ity
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Historical Examples

  • 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


noun plural -ties rare
  1. the state of being gibbous
  2. biology a bulge or protuberance
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gibbosity in Medicine


  1. The condition of being gibbous.
  2. A rounded hump or protuberance.
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