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EtymologyEdit

From Latin prōtrūdō, prōtrūdere.

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protrude (third-person singular simple present protrudes, present participle protruding, simple past and past participle protruded)

  1. To extend from, above or beyond a surface or boundary; to bulge outward; to stick out.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 5
      Archegonia are surrounded early in their development by the juvenile perianth, through the slender beak of which the elongated neck of the fertilized archegonium protrudes.
  2. To thrust forward; to drive or force along.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
  3. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth.
    • Thomson
      When [] Spring protrudes the bursting gems.

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