- a rough projection or protuberance of a bone, as for the attachment of a muscle.
Origin of tuberosity
Related Words for tuberositywart, lump, nodule, projection, bump, swelling, promontory, growth, excrescence, dilation, bunch, protrusion, salient, hump, sac, blob, distention, protuberance, jut, excess
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Historical Examples of tuberosity
When the nodosity begins to decay and becomes of a cancerous nature, it is called a tuberosity.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
The posterior and external angle of the ischium is rough and prominent; it is the tuberosity of the ischium.
We further note a muscle of the same kind, and presenting the same aspect, which comes from the tuberosity of the ischium.
The superior is formed by the gluteal muscles; the inferior corresponds to the tuberosity of the ischium.
It arises above from the inferior surface of the ischium, and from the tuberosity of the same bone.
- any protuberance on a bone, esp for the attachment of a muscle or ligament
- The quality or condition of being tuberous.
- A projection or protuberance, especially one at the end of a bone for the attachment of a muscle or tendon.