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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.
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gibbosity

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

the state or condition of being curved, especially convexly. — gibbous, adj.
See also: Form
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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
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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.