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Definitions for protuberant
proʊˈtu bər ənt, -ˈtyu-, prə-pro·tu·ber·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bellied, bellying, bulbous, bulging, bulgy, protuberantadjective

    curving outward


  1. protuberantadjective

    Swelling or bulging outward.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Protuberantadjective

    Swelling; prominent.

    Etymology: from protuberate.

    One man’s eyes are more protuberant and swelling out, another’s more sunk and depressed. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    Though the eye seems round, in reality the iris is protuberant above the white, else the eye could not have admitted a whole hemisphere at one view. John Ray.


  1. protuberant

    Protuberant generally refers to something that bulges out or projects from its surroundings. It comes from the Latin word "protuberare", which means to bulge out. This term is often used in a physical or visual context to describe features that extend outward or protrude, typically in a rounded shape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protuberantadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [L. protuberans, -antis, p. pr. of protuberare. See Protuberate.]


  1. Protuberant

    rising or produced above the surface or general level.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protuberant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protuberant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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