gibbosity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century protuberance, swelling

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  • gibbosity — [gi bäs′i tē] n. [OFr gibbosite < ML gibbositas < L gibbosus] 1. the state or quality of being gibbous 2. pl. gibbosities a swelling or protuberance …   English World dictionary

  • gibbosity — swelling or protuberance, a convex hump, e.g. frontal gibbosity in certain male Labridae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gibbosity — /gi bos i tee/, n. 1. the state of being gibbous. 2. a protuberance or swelling. [1350 1400; ME < MF gibbosite < ML gibbositat (s. of gibbositas). See GIBBOUS, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • gibbosity — gib·bos·i·ty jīb äs ət ē, gib n, pl ties 1) PROTUBERANCE, SWELLING specif KYPHOSIS 2) the quality or state of being gibbous specif the condition of being humpbacked * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • gibbosity — n. state of being gibbous; swelling, something which is protuberant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gibbosity — n. Convexity, protuberance, prominence, swelling, gibbousness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gibbosity — gib·bos·i·ty …   English syllables

  • gibbosity — gibbus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gibbosity — gib•bos•i•ty [[t]gɪˈbɒs ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the state of being gibbous 2) a protuberance or swelling • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < MF < ML …   From formal English to slang

  • gibbosity — /gɪˈbɒsəti/ (say gi bosuhtee) noun (plural gibbosities) 1. the state of being gibbous. 2. a protuberance or swelling …   Australian English dictionary

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