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Protrusion

noun
1.
Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings.  Synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protuberance, swelling.  "The hump of a camel" , "He stood on the rocky prominence" , "The occipital protuberance was well developed" , "The bony excrescence between its horns"
2.
The act of projecting out from something.  Synonyms: jut, jutting, projection.






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Words linked to "Protrusion" :   wart, caput, change of shape, nub, snag, occipital protuberance, hump, frontal eminence, protrude, mogul, belly, swelling, nubble



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