promontory

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Promontory.

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From Latin promontorium, from prō- + *mineō (to project or jut), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to stand out).

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promontory (plural promontories)

  1. A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
  2. (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
    1. A projection on the sacrum.
    2. A rounded elevation in the tympanum of the ear.

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