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Pronunciation:  prow'tjubehruns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
  2. [n]  the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out; "the protuberance of his belly"

PROTUBERANCE is a 12 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion
 See Also: belly, caput, condition, frontal eminence, nub, occipital protuberance, projection, status, wart



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pro*tu"ber*ance\, n. [Cf. F. protub['e]rance. See
That which is protuberant swelled or pushed beyond the
surrounding or adjacent surface; a swelling or tumor on the
body; a prominence; a bunch or knob; an elevation.

{Solar protuberances} (Astron.), certain rose-colored masses
   on the limb of the sun which are seen to extend beyond the
   edge of the moon at the time of a solar eclipse. They may
   be discovered with the spectroscope on any clear day.
   Called also {solar prominences}. See Illust. in Append.

Syn: {Projection}, {Protuberance}. protuberance differs from
     projection, being applied to parts that rise from the
     surface with a gradual ascent or small angle; whereas a
     projection may be at a right angle with the surface.