adjective Etymology: Late Latin protuberant-, protuberans, present participle of protuberare to bulge out, from Latin pro- forward + tuber excrescence, swelling; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at thumb Date: 1646 thrusting out from a surrounding or adjacent surface often as a rounded mass ; prominent <
protuberant eyes
protuberantly adverb

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  • protubérant — protubérant, ante [ prɔtyberɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1575; bas lat. protuberans, p. prés. de protuberare, de tuber « excroissance, tumeur » ♦ Qui forme saillie. Une pomme d Adam protubérante. ⇒ proéminent, saillant. Des yeux protubérants. ● protubérant,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • protuberant — PROTUBERÁNT, Ă, protuberanţi, te, adj. Care constituie o protuberanţă. – Din fr. protubérant. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 23.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  protuberánt adj. m., pl. protuberánţi; f. sg. protuberántă, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Protuberant — Pro*tu ber*ant, a. [L. protuberans, antis, p. pr. of protuberare. See {Protuberate}.] Prominent, or excessively prominent; bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; swelling; as, a protuberant joint; a protuberant eye. {Pro*tu… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protubérant — protubérant, ante (pro tu bé ran, ran t ) adj. Qui fait saillie. Il a le front protubérant. •   L oeil [du crabier] est protubérant, BUFF. Ois. t. XIV, p. 135. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Ils ont les espaules protuberantes en forme d ailes, PARÉ… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • protuberant — index obtrusive, prominent, salient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • protuberant — 1640s, from L.L. protuberantem, prp. of protuberare “swell or bulge out” (see PROTUBERANCE (Cf. protuberance)). Related: Protuberantly …   Etymology dictionary

  • protuberant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ protruding; bulging. ORIGIN from Latin protuberare swell out …   English terms dictionary

  • protuberant — [prō to͞o′bər ənt, prōtyo͞o′bər ənt; prəto͞o′bər ənt, prətyo͞o bər ənt] adj. [LL protuberans, prp. of protuberare, to bulge out < L pro , forth + tuber, bump, bulge: see TUBER] bulging or swelling out; protruding; prominent protuberantly adv …   English World dictionary

  • protuberant — protuberantly, adv. /proh tooh beuhr euhnt, tyooh , preuh /, adj. bulging out beyond the surrounding surface; protruding; projecting: protuberant eyes. [1640 50; < LL protuberant (s. of protuberans), prp. of protuberare to swell. See PRO 1, TUBER …   Universalium

  • protuberant — [[t]prətju͟ːbərənt, AM proʊtu͟ːb [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Protuberant eyes, lips, noses, or teeth stick out more than usual from the face. [FORMAL] ...a high beaked nose and large protuberant eyes. Syn: protruding …   English dictionary

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