gibbosity

[gi-bos-i-tee]

noun

the state of being gibbous.
a protuberance or swelling.

Origin of gibbosity

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French gibbosite < Medieval Latin gibbōsitāt- (stem of gibbōsitās). See gibbous, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for gibbosity

gibbosity

noun plural -ties rare

the state of being gibbous
biology a bulge or protuberance
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gibbosity in Medicine

gibbosity

[gĭ-bŏsĭ-tē]

n.

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