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protuberance

pro·tu·ber·ance

protuberance

 
 
pronunciation:
pro tru b rns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which projects; bulge or bump.
The especially large protuberance on the dog's belly was of concern to the veterinarian.
synonyms:
bulge, bump, excrescence, jut, knob, lump, projection, prominence, protrusion
similar words:
bunch, gnarl, hump, hypertrophy, knurl, node, nodule, nub, outgrowth, swelling, tumescence
definition 2: the state or quality of bulging.
synonyms:
projection, protrusion
similar words:
swelling, tumescence