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Protuberance

 

A protuberance is a body part that bulges (protrudes) outward from a surface.

For example, the ankle is a protuberance of the leg. The ears protrude from the head.

 

 
  • Ear protuberance

    Ear protuberance - illustration

    The ear is a protuberance of the head, it bulges away from the body.

    Ear protuberance

    illustration

    • Ear protuberance

      Ear protuberance - illustration

      The ear is a protuberance of the head, it bulges away from the body.

      Ear protuberance

      illustration


     

    Review Date: 1/31/2015

    Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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