gibbosity

[ gi-bos-i-tee ]
/ gɪˈbɒs ɪ ti /

noun

the state of being gibbous.
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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British Dictionary definitions for gibbosity

gibbosity
/ (ɡɪˈbɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties rare

the state of being gibbous
biology a bulge or protuberance
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Medical definitions for gibbosity

gibbosity
[ gĭ-bŏsĭ-tē ]

n.

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