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  • Thank you so much mollusque. You are so solicitous in responding to my requests. I am grateful.

    September 11, 2011

  • Hi biocon, I've tracked down anatomical uses of prominentia and protuberantia as early as 1625 in this Latin text. In English texts, the words diverge, with terms based on protuberantia much earlier than those based on prominentia: "protuberantia ossea longitudinalis" in 1698, versus "prominentia frontalis" in 1839.

    September 11, 2011

  • Mollusque: When you have time, would you inform me of the earliest reference that you can find for the anatomical terms prominentia and protuberantia?

    I would be most grateful if you could fulfill my request.

    Protuberantia is included in the names of four anatomical structures and prominentia is employed in the names of six anatomical structures.

    Thanks Mollusque.

    September 10, 2011

  • Prominentia is an anatomical term meaning prominence (Terminologia Anatomica — International Anatomical Terminology (1998: 58, 149, 152).

    June 28, 2011