protrusion

[ proh-troo-zhuhn, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtru ʒən, prə- /

noun

the act of protruding or the state of being protruded.
something that protrudes or projects.

Origin of protrusion

1640–50; < Latin prōtrūs(us) (past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude) + -ion
Related formsnon·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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Word Origin and History for protrusion

protrusion


n.

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.

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Medicine 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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