noun (plural -ties) Date: 1611 a rounded prominence; especially a large prominence on a bone usually serving for the attachment of muscles or ligaments

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  • Tuberosity — Tu ber*os i*ty, n.; pl. {Tuberosities}. [Cf. F. tub[ e]rosit[ e].] 1. The state of being tuberous. [1913 Webster] 2. An obtuse or knoblike prominence; a protuberance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuberosity — [to͞o΄bər äs′ə tē, tyo͞o΄bər äs′ə tē] n. pl. tuberosities [Fr tuberosité < VL tuberositas] 1. the quality or condition of being tuberous 2. a rounded swelling or projection, as on a bone for the attachment of a muscle or tendon …   English World dictionary

  • tuberosity — A large tubercle or rounded elevation, especially from the surface of a bone. SYN: tuberositas [TA]. bicipital t. SYN: radial t.. calcaneal t. [TA] the posterior extremity of the calcaneus, or os calcis, forming the …   Medical dictionary

  • tuberosity — n. a large rounded protuberance on a bone. For example, there is a tuberosity at the upper end of the tibia …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • tuberosity — noun a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament • Syn: ↑tubercle, ↑eminence • Derivationally related forms: ↑tubercular (for: ↑tubercle), ↑tuberous …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuberosity — /tooh beuh ros i tee, tyooh /, n., pl. tuberosities. a rough projection or protuberance of a bone, as for the attachment of a muscle. [1535 45; < ML tuberositas. See TUBEROSE2, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tuberosity — noun a) The condition of being tuberous b) A rounded protuberance, at the end of a bone, to which a muscle or tendon is attached …   Wiktionary

  • tuberosity — Synonyms and related words: bas relief, bellying, boldness, bulging, camber, convexedness, convexity, convexness, embossment, eminence, excrescence, excrescency, excurvation, excurvature, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, high relief, low relief …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tuberosity — n. swelling or prominence; protuberance of bonetu·ber·os·i·ty || ‚tuːbÉ™ rÉ‘sɪtɪ /‚tjuːbÉ™ rÉ’ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tuberosity — tu·ber·os·i·ty …   English syllables

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