gibbosity


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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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Translations

gib·bos·i·ty

n. gibosidad, corcova, condición de joroba.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Baker, "Influence of nutrients on the development of gibbosity in fronds of the duckweed Lemna gibba L," Journal of Experimental Botany, vol.
4) that the product remained well spherical shaped after adding drug into polymerization system, and the surface presents little gibbosity, which may be DAI crystalline.
Head: Antennal style composed of three elements (small basal segment, long main segment and terminal spine-like tip); facial gibbosity only moderately developed.