Definitions of tuberosity

  1. a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state of being tuberous. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being tuberous; anything swollen out. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. In anat., a kind of projection or elevation; the state of being knobbed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. A rounded eminence on a bone, usually for muscle attachment. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for tuberosity

  1. The insertion is by means of a tendon on the internal tuberosity of the humerus. – Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae by Marion Anne Jenkinson
  2. At the same time it will be recognised that the tuberosity does not move with the shaft. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson