protuberance

[proh-too-ber-uhns, -tyoo-, pruh-]
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Origin of protuberance

First recorded in 1640–50; protuber(ant) + -ance
Related formspro·tu·ber·an·tial [proh-too-buh-ran-shuhl, -tyoo-] /proʊˌtu bəˈræn ʃəl, -ˌtyu-/, adjectivenon·pro·tu·ber·ance, noun

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Word Origin and History for protuberance
n.

1640s, from Late Latin protuberantem (nominative protuberans), present participle of protuberare "to swell, bulge, grow forth," from Latin pro- "forward" (see pro-) + tuber "lump, swelling" (see tuber).

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protuberance in Medicine

protuberance

[prō-tōōbər-əns]
n.
  1. Something, such as a bulge, knob, or swelling, that protrudes.
  2. The condition of being protuberant.
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