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1‘some of the duck-billed dinosaurs evolved protuberances on top of their heads’
bump, lump, knob, hump, jut, projection, prominence, protrusion, overhang, eminence, ledge, shelf, ridge, swelling, bulge, excrescence, outgrowth, growth, carbuncle
rare tumescence, intumescence, tumefaction
2‘the protuberance of the incisors in the species suggests that they were extremely important’
sticking out, jutting, projection, projecting, obtrusion, obtruding, prominence, protrusion
rare tumescence, tumefaction
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