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protrusion

[ proh-troo-zhuhn, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtru ʒən, prə- /
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noun
the act of protruding or the state of being protruded.
something that protrudes or projects.
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Origin of protrusion

1640–50; <Latin prōtrūs(us) (past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude) + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM protrusion

non·pro·tru·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for protrusion

protrusion
/ (prəˈtruːʒən) /

noun
something that protrudes
the state or condition of being protruded
the act or process of protruding
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Medical definitions for protrusion

protrusion
[ prō-trōōzhən ]

n.
The act of protruding.
The state of being protruded.
A position of the mandible forward from centric relation.
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