Examples from the Web for protuberance
One thinks the larynx—the protuberance known as the Adam's apple—ought to be pressed down, and kept so.Seed Thoughts for Singers|Frank Herbert Tubbs
And so saying, he took a brief survey of the protuberance, and coolly remarked that it was of no material importance.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
On each side of the spine, almost cracking the shirt, a protuberance bulged which the coat could not leap.The Trimming of Goosie|James Hopper
Some of the gouty old men had to be measured for a tender place here or a protuberance there, or allowance made for bad corn.A Little Girl in Old Boston|Amanda Millie Douglas
Secreting surface or structure; a protuberance having the appearance of such an organ.Michigan Trees|Charles Herbert Otis
Word Origin and History for protuberance
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).