Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a knob.

Etymologies

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knob +‎ -like

Examples

  • They isolated H5N1's "surface proteins" -- knoblike structures that the immune system uses to identify an invader -- and attached them to a benign virus that could be administered to people.

    BIRD-FLU CHALLENGE

  • He was wearing a blue-and-gray plaid bathrobe that ended just short of his pale, knoblike knees.

    Sugar Skull

  • "Boss ... circular protuberance or knoblike swelling -"

    City of Baraboo

  • Then there were complicated machines with many levers and dials mounted on their faces, and with huge glass bulbs of peculiar shape with coils of wire connecting to knoblike protuberances of their transparent walls.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930

  • But now I saw a line of half-submerged stepping-stones, the only way of crossing in these days when there is no fighting or feasting at Thrieve, and no "tassel" dangling from the knoblike "hanging stone" over the great gate.

    The Heather-Moon

  • A Minneola looks like an orange with a knoblike formation on the stem end.

    NPR Topics: News

  • [1] They are made up of a knoblike head or scolex (where most of the sensory organs are located-cephalization), a short neck, and multiple flat, rectangular body segments or proglottids.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [2] They are made up of a knoblike head or scolex (where most of the sensory organs are located-cephalization), a short, unsegmented neck following the scolex, and multiple flat, rectangular body segments or proglottids forms the strobila.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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