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gib·bos·i·ty

 (gĭ-bŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. gib·bos·i·ties
1. The condition of being gibbous.
2. A rounded hump or protuberance.

gibbosity

(ɡɪˈbɒsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state of being gibbous
2. (Biology) biology a bulge or protuberance

gib•bos•i•ty

(gɪˈbɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being gibbous.
2. a protuberance or swelling.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin]

gibbosity

the state or condition of being curved, especially convexly. — gibbous, adj.
See also: Form
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gibbosity - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundingsgibbosity - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
frontal eminence - either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance - prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly - a part that bulges deeply; "the belly of a sail"
caput - a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"
mogul - a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble - a small lump or protuberance
snag - a sharp protuberance
wart - any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
Translations

gib·bos·i·ty

n. gibosidad, corcova, condición de joroba.
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Pronotum with median and lateral gibbosities strongly elevated; laterobasal margin concave; basal emargination deep (fig.
Major worker: dorsal surface of mandible flat to weakly convex versus with broad concavity covering basal half of dorsal surface (fossimandibula); clypeus with large setal tufts in the form of pompons versus smooth and flat (vestita) or with weak gibbosities (fossimandibula), setae sparse to abundant but not in form of pompons (fossimandibula, vestita); face between frontal carinae with large hemispherical concavity versus simple, typically convex (fossimandibula, vestita).