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Definition of "tuberosity" [tu•ber•os•i•ty]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tuberosity" in a sentence
  • "In front of the upper end of the bone, between the condyles, is an oval eminence, the tuberosity, which is continuous below with the anterior crest of the bone."
  • "Short head: coracoid process of scapula with coracobrachialis INSERTION posterior border of bicipital tuberosity of radius over bursa and bicipital aponeurosis to deep fascia and subcutaneous ulna"
  • "Drill-mangabeys, drills and mandrills are also united by particularly large, rounded posterior premolars, a robust ilium, a reduced gluteal tuberosity on the femur, sharp borders to the margins of the patellar groove, and other characters."
Words like "tuberosity"
facial tuberosity
ischial tuberosity
olecranon tuberosity
radial tuberosity
tibial tuberosity