Meaning of “protuberance” in the English Dictionary


"protuberance" in English

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protuberancenoun [ C ]

uk /prəˈtʃuː.bər.əns/ us /prəˈtuː.bər.əns/ formal

something that sticks out from a surface:

If the plant has been infected you will see dark protuberances along the stems.

specialized medical a projection or swelling on a part of the body such as the chin or the eyebrow:

Bunions are bony protuberances that stick out on either side of the foot.

(Definition of “protuberance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)