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Protuberance

A protuberance is a body part that bulges (protrudes) outward from a surface.

For example, the ankle is a protuberance of the leg. The ears protrude from the head.

References

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. www.tabers.com/tabersonline. Accessed April 26, 2021.

  • Ear protuberance

    Ear protuberance - illustration

    The ear is a protuberance of the head. It bulges away from the body.

    Ear protuberance

    illustration

    • Ear protuberance

      Ear protuberance - illustration

      The ear is a protuberance of the head. It bulges away from the body.

      Ear protuberance

      illustration


     

    Review Date: 1/16/2021

    Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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