Protuberance

Definition of Protuberance

Pro`tu´ber`ance
n.1.That which is protuberant swelled or pushed beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; a swelling or tumor on the body; a prominence; a bunch or knob; an elevation.
Solar protuberances
(Astron.) certain rose-colored masses on the limb of the sun which are seen to extend beyond the edge of the moon at the time of a solar eclipse. They may be discovered with the spectroscope on any clear day. Called also solar prominences. See Illust. in Append.

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bas-relief, bellying, boldness, bulging, embossment, eminence, excrescence, excrescency, extrusion, feel, finish, gibbosity, gibbousness, grain, granular texture, high relief, indentation, jut, knub, low relief, nap, nub, pile, pit, pock, protuberancy, relief, salience, salient, shag, structure, surface, surface texture, texture, tuberosity, tuberousness, wale, weave, woof
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