from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being tuberous.
  • noun A projection or protuberance, especially one at the end of a bone for the attachment of a muscle or tendon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being tuberous.
  • noun A swelling or prominence; especially, in anatomy and zoology, a large rough projection or protuberance of bone; a bony tuber, generally serving for the attachment of a muscle: as, the tuberosity of the ischium, or tuber ischii; the greater and lesser tuberosities of the humerus. Small tuberosities of bone are generally called tubercles. See cuts under crus, femur, humerus, and innominatum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being tuberous.
  • noun An obtuse or knoblike prominence; a protuberance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The condition of being tuberous
  • noun countable, medicine A rounded protuberance, at the end of a bone, to which a muscle or tendon is attached

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament


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