tuberosity

[ too-buh-ros-i-tee, tyoo- ]
/ ˌtu bəˈrɒs ɪ ti, ˈtyu- /

noun, plural tu·ber·os·i·ties.

a rough projection or protuberance of a bone, as for the attachment of a muscle.

Nearby words

  1. tuberculous spondylitis,
  2. tuberculous wart,
  3. tuberculum,
  4. tuberculum arthriticum,
  5. tuberose,
  6. tuberous,
  7. tuberous root,
  8. tuberous sclerosis,
  9. tubesnout,
  10. tubeworm

Origin of tuberosity

From the Medieval Latin word tūberōsitās, dating back to 1535–45. See tuberose2, -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for tuberosity

tuberosity

/ (ˌtjuːbəˈrɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

any protuberance on a bone, esp for the attachment of a muscle or ligament
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Medicine definitions for tuberosity

tuberosity

[ tōō′bə-rŏsĭ-tē ]

n.

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.

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