protuberance (pro-tu´ber-ans)

A swelling or knoblike outgrowth. A bulging, swelling, or protruding part. See also protuberance.protuberantia [NA]; [Mod. L. protuberantia]
Bichat's p. buccal fat-pad
external occipital p. a prominence about the center of the outer surface of the squamous portion of the occipital bone, giving attachment to the ligamentum nuchae.protuberantia occipitalis externa [NA];
internal occipital p. a projection from about the center of the cruciform eminence on the inner surface of the occipital bone.protuberantia occipitalis interna [NA];
mental p. the prominence of the chin at the anterior part of the mandible.protuberantia mentalis [NA], mental process;


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