Origin of protrusion
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Examples from the Web for protrusion
Contemporary Examples of protrusion
He pulls aside another prisoner with a protrusion on his head, and implies the man was injured by the guards.Somalia’s Prisons: The War on Terror’s Latest Front
June 27, 2012
Historical Examples of protrusion
The surgeon will reduce the protrusion under ether, or operate.
His hands roamed over it, feeling every protrusion or irregularity.Frank Merriwell's Triumph
Burt L. Standish
No sign, however, save the protrusion of the tongue, is positive.The Horse's Mouth
The polype is remarkable for the protrusion and contractile power of its lips.Glaucus
This first protrusion of that fact caused a painful confusion in his mind.Kipps
H. G. Wells
- something that protrudes
- the state or condition of being protruded
- the act or process of protruding
Word Origin and History for protrusion
1640s, from French protrusion, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin protrudere "to push out" (see protrude), or from a similar formation in English.
- The act of protruding.
- The state of being protruded.
- A position of the mandible forward from centric relation.