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 for protrusion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protrusion \Pro*tru"sion\, n.
     1. The act of protruding or thrusting forward, or beyond the
        usual limit.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The state of being protruded, or thrust forward.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects
           from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an
           obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the
           rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well
           developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns" [syn:
           bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity,
           gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance,
           protrusion, extrusion, excrescence]
      2: the act of projecting out from something [syn: protrusion,
         projection, jut, jutting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "protrusion":
     bas-relief, bellying, boldness, bulge, bulging, bump, embossment,
     eminence, excrescence, excrescency, extrusion, gibbosity,
     gibbousness, high relief, jut, knob, low relief, lump, projection,
     prominence, protuberance, protuberancy, relief, salience, salient,
     swelling, tuberosity, tuberousness, tumescence

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