Definition of protuberant in English:

protuberant

adjective

  • Protruding; bulging:

    ‘his protuberant eyes fluttered open’
    • ‘In severe cases, this results in impaired pulmonary function, a protuberant abdomen, and - because of compressed abdominal organs - early satiety and weight loss.’
    • ‘He turned his face resignedly back to the path, just in time to avoid tripping over a protuberant root.’
    • ‘The aura of a mad childhood is created mainly by McCarthy's constant use of cartoon figures and grotesque rubbery masks, often with protuberant noses.’
    • ‘My fluffy white pillow was uncomfortably protuberant and I couldn't sleep all night.’
    • ‘The tumors may be bluish, red-brown or flesh-colored and slowly infiltrate the surrounding tissues, eventually forming protuberant nodules and causing discomfort.’
    • ‘Internally, their protuberant eyes have cones above for color vision and rods below for monochromatic vision, allowing the fish to see both above and below water at the same time.’
    • ‘The semicircle of his high, wide forehead swung down to the protuberant knobs of his cheekbones, and then tapered, concaving to the pointy bulb of his chin.’
    • ‘The protuberant eyes, big nose and tightly shut mouth give the guardian god a gracious, rather than awesome, appearance.’
    • ‘He peered up at me with his protuberant glass-bead eyes, and I stared down at him through my reading glasses.’
    • ‘On physical examination, the patient was obese, with a protuberant abdomen but without palpable splenomegaly.’
    • ‘When this rounded contour appears to be greater than normal, the abdomen is said to be bulging or protuberant.’
    • ‘In some instances, a tight belt or other poorly fitted clothing can cause nerve root irritation, especially in physically unfit persons with protuberant abdomens.’
    • ‘He was a short, balding man who was fairly thin, except for his quite large and protuberant beer belly.’
    • ‘How long before the protuberant outer ear is lopped?’
    • ‘He had a rather large abdomen and protuberant (for want of a better word) buttocks.’
    • ‘The gargoyles on the outside of the theatre were particularly hideous, with protuberant tongues, pointed teeth, slits for eyes and sharp claws; despite this Lucy had named them like pet animals before she knew it.’
    • ‘The eyes were two emeralds, strangely protuberant.’
    • ‘Its hard, protuberant cones can't be concealed even under the largest sweatshirt you can wear in the office.’
    • ‘It is not unusual for a child with an abdominal mass to present because a family member notices a protuberant mass.’
    • ‘He had these giant protuberant moles on his brow that vibrated when he yelled.’
    bulging, bulbous, popping, swelling, swollen, distended, sticking out, jutting, jutting out, protruding
    projecting, prominent, proud, humped, obtrusive
    goggle
    protrusive, outjutting, excrescent, gibbous
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin protuberant- swelling out, from the verb protuberare, from pro- forward, out + tuber bump.

Pronunciation:

protuberant

/prəˈtjuːb(ə)r(ə)nt/