Definition of tuberosity in US English:

tuberosity

noun

  • See tuberous

    • ‘Fractures of the greater tuberosity may be best visualized with an axillary or a Y view.’
    • ‘There was no statistically significant correlation between the incidence of associated pathologic conditions (fracture of the greater tuberosity, bony Bankart lesion) and the age of the patient at initial dislocation.’
    • ‘The plantaris tendon inserts most commonly via a fan-shaped expansion into the medial aspect of the insertion site of the calcaneal tuberosity of the Achilles tendon.’
    • ‘The muscle inserts onto the dorsal aspect of the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal.’
    • ‘Radiographs are usually negative; rarely, they show avulsion of the apophysis at the tibial tuberosity.’

Pronunciation

tuberosity

/ˌt(j)ubəˈrɑsədi//ˌt(y)o͞obəˈräsədē/