protuberance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French protubérance, from Latin prōtubērantia (bulge; protuberance), from prō + tūber (swelling; protuberance) + -antia (-ance).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəʊˈtjuːbəɹəns/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹoʊˈtuːbəɹəns/

Noun[edit]

protuberance (plural protuberances)

  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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