protuberant

[proh-too-ber-uh nt, -tyoo-, pruh-]
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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
Related formspro·tu·ber·ant·ly, adverbnon·pro·tu·ber·ant, adjectivenon·pro·tu·ber·ant·ly, adverbun·pro·tu·ber·ant, adjectiveun·pro·tu·ber·ant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for protuberant

protuberant

adjective
  1. swelling out from the surrounding surface; bulging
Derived Formsprotuberance or protuberancy, nounprotuberantly, adverb

Word Origin for protuberant

C17: from Late Latin prōtūberāre to swell, from pro- 1 + tūber swelling
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Word Origin and History for protuberant
adj.

1640s, from French protubérant (16c.) and directly from Late Latin protuberantem (moninative protuberans), present participle of protuberare "to swell, bulge out" (see protuberance). Related: Protuberantly.

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protuberant in Medicine

protuberant

[prō-tōōbər-ənt]
adj.
  1. Swelling outward; bulging.
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