from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being tuberous
  • n. A rounded protuberance, at the end of a bone, to which a muscle or tendon is attached

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being tuberous.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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