tuberosity


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Related to tuberosity: Maxillary tuberosity, Radial tuberosity

tu·ber·os·i·ty

 (to͞o′bə-rŏs′ĭ-tē, tyo͞o′-)
n. pl. tu·ber·os·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being tuberous.
2. A projection or protuberance, especially one at the end of a bone for the attachment of a muscle or tendon.

tuberosity

(ˌtjuːbəˈrɒsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Anatomy) any protuberance on a bone, esp for the attachment of a muscle or ligament

tu•ber•os•i•ty

(ˌtu bəˈrɒs ɪ ti, ˌtyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
a rounded projection or protuberance, as on a bone for the attachment of a muscle.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin tūberōsitās]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuberosity - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligamenttuberosity - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity - a bump on the outside of the humerus where the deltoid muscle attaches
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Translations
Tuberositas

tu·ber·os·i·ty

n. tuberosidad, elevación o protuberancia.
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The harmfulness and harmfulness of the phytophagous are very great - a decrease in yields is 2-3 times: on the fruit pomegranate apple and pear necrosis, crocheting, tuberosity is formed, and under the skin - dry cotton-like tissue; on grapes - berries do not develop and fall off; on hazelnuts damages the nuts in the milky-wax ripeness stage, leading to the cessation of the development of the nucleus; on figs and persimmon leads to underdevelopment and premature fall of fruits; on pepper and tomatoes - in places of puncture the rot of fruits develops; on corn - in the cob does not develop grains.
The heads form a common tendon and are inserted on to the radial tuberosity.
Acromion-greater tuberosity (A-GT) distance and thicknesses of supraspinatus, upper trapezius, and posterior deltoid muscles were measured.
Anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), ischial tuberosity (IT), and anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS) avulsion fractures are more prevalent, (4) while lesser trochanter avulsion fractures are more rare.
Although less common than strain injuries at the myotendinous junction, complete rupture or avulsion of the proximal hamstring tendons from the ischial tuberosity is a serious injury that may cause chronic pain, loss of strength, and functional disability.
In clinical conditions for the evaluation of the support surfaces (seats for wheelchairs and mattresses), the surface pressures generated between the patient and supporting surface are measured, Crawford (2004), suggesting that clinical measurements of seats for wheelchairs, should last at least eight minutes; however, this measurements do not quantify the intensity of forces generated within the tissue, since according to the data found in a previous experimental model that simulates the loading of an ischial tuberosity on the soft tissue, proposed by Gefen & Levine (2007), the stresses just below the ischial tuberosity may exceed between 5 and 11 times those recorded at closer distances to the surface.
6) It usually develops posterior to the scrotum in the soft tissue of the perineum, as two masses on both sides of the median raphe, or as a single mass located midline, or lateralized over the ischial tuberosity.
The patella is connected to the femur bone by collateral ligaments while it is connected to the tibial tuberosity of tibia bone by patellar ligaments which are the fibrous continuations of the quadriceps muscles (Mondal et al.
Caption: Figure 2: The lateral view of the tibial tuberosity reveals an ununited free ossicle (red arrow).
Palpation was performed for crepitation and tenderness over greater tuberosity, bicipital groove, acromioclavicular junction, trapezius muscle, cervical spinous processes and paraspinal muscles.
The proximal pin was placed on the connecting lines between the medial edge of the lateral intercondylar spine and the medial third of the tibial tuberosity.
It is most commonly encountered at tibial tuberosity, patella, pelvis, achilles tendon, plantar fascia, femoral trochanter, humeral tuberosity, olecranon process and the spine.

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