AskDefine | Define protuberance

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1 something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form [syn: bulge, bump, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence]
2 the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out; "the protuberance of his belly"

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  1. A bulge, knob, swelling, spine or anything that protrudes.


  • 1989 — Ben Aaronovitch, Remembrance of the Daleks
    Ever since their creation the Daleks have been attempting to conquer and enslave as much of the universe as they could get their grubby little protuberances on.


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