A diagram of a protrusion of the intestines.
The definition of a protrusion is something that bulges out or sticks out.
A hernia that sticks unnaturally out of your skin is an example of a protrusion.
- a protruding or being protruded
- a protruding part or thing
Origin of protrusionfrom Classical Latin protrusus (see protrusile) + -ion
- a. The act of protruding.b. The state of being protruded.
- Something that protrudes.
Origin of protrusionLatin prōtrūsus past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude ; see protrude . -ion
(countable and uncountable, plural protrusions)