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Word: protuberance

Definition: protrusion; swelling; bulge


Sentences Containing 'protuberance'

All species in this family, however, have a hairy protuberance on the tip of the snout that resembles a nose leaf.
In one example, Tonks changes her facial appearance by reshaping her nose into "a beaklike protuberance like Snape's", to "something resembling a button mushroom", and "one like a pig snout" which reminded Harry of his cousin Dudley.
Smooth skates have a filament extending from a rounded protuberance on the snout.
Still rolling in his blood, at last he partially disclosed a strangely discoloured bunch or protuberance, the size of a bushel, low down on the flank.
The symphysis of the external surface of the mandible divides below and encloses a triangular eminence, the mental protuberance, the base of which is depressed in the center but raised on either side to form the "mental tubercle".
Tylosaurus (Greek "τυλος"/"tylos" "protuberance, knob" + Greek "σαυρος"/"sauros" "lizard") was a mosasaur, a large, predatory marine lizard closely related to modern monitor lizards and to snakes.

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