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protuberant

[ proh-too-ber-uhnt, -tyoo-, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtu bər ənt, -ˈtyu-, prə- /
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adjective
bulging out beyond the surrounding surface; protruding; projecting: protuberant eyes.
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Origin of protuberant

1640–50; <Late Latin prōtūberant- (stem of prōtūberāns), present participle of prōtūberāre to swell. See pro-1, tuber1, -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for protuberant

protuberant
/ (prəˈtjuːbərənt) /

adjective
swelling out from the surrounding surface; bulging

Derived forms of protuberant

protuberance or protuberancy, nounprotuberantly, adverb

Word Origin for protuberant

C17: from Late Latin prōtūberāre to swell, from pro- 1 + tūber swelling
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