Definitions for protuberantproʊˈtu bər ənt, -ˈtyu-, prə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•tu•ber•antproʊˈtu bər ənt, -ˈtyu-, prə-(adj.)

  1. bulging out beyond the surrounding surface; protruding; projecting:

    protuberant eyes.

Origin of protuberant:

1640–50; < LL prōtūberant- (s. of prōtūberāns), prp. of prōtūberāre to swell. See pro -1, tuber1, -ant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bellied, bellying, bulbous, bulging, bulgy, protuberant(adj)

    curving outward


  1. protuberant(Adjective)

    Swelling or bulging outward.

  2. Origin: protuberans, protuberantis, present participle of protuberare. See protuberate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protuberant(adj)

    prominent, or excessively prominent; bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; swelling; as, a protuberant joint; a protuberant eye


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