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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tuberosity a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tuberosity An obtuse or knoblike prominence; a protuberance.
    • Tuberosity The state of being tuberous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tuberosity The state of being tuberous.
    • n tuberosity A swelling or prominence; especially, in anatomy and zoology, a large rough projection or protuberance of bone; a bony tuber, generally serving for the attachment of a muscle: as, the tuberosity of the ischium, or tuber ischii; the greater and lesser tuberosities of the humerus. Small tuberosities of bone are generally called tubercles. See cuts under crus, femur, humerus, and innominatum.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. tubérosité,


In literature:

At the front of her coat she wore a huge bunch of violets, with a fleshly tuberose rising from its center.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
With a narrow white piping round his waistcoat opening, and a buttonhole of tuberoses, he had tried to repair its deficiencies.
"Five Tales" by John Galsworthy
Violets are grown in one place and tuberoses by the acre in another.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
The first, the Tuberose Nocturne, is faint with a sick, rich odor.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
He still believes he could smell the tuberoses.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
COLUMN 3 (B): The longitudinal arc from the nasal depression along the middle line of the skull to the occipital tuberosity.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
At her side were her two friends and Andeng with a bouquet of tuberoses.
"The Social Cancer" by José Rizal
On some scent of Jasmin, Lilies, or pale Tuberose.
"India's Love Lyrics" by Adela Florence Cory Nicolson (AKA Laurence Hope), et al.
It is to thought what perfume is to the tuberose.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
This effect is especially produced by white flowers like the gardenia, tuberose, etc.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
He's got somepin' that sounds lak tuberoses.
"Sandy" by Alice Hegan Rice
I was wearing a tuberose over my ear, and she remarked it.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
The tuberoses were put into a clear, plain tumbler.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The dorsal (oblique) ligament is attached above to the distal tuberosity on the inner side of the tibia.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Practically, we have no essential oils or ottos of Jasmine, Vanilla, Acacia, Tuberose, Cassie, Syringa, Violets, and others.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
The tuberose is planted in rows in a similar way to the jasmin.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
It is the tuberose of our gardens, but growing with great vigour and luxuriance.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Startling colors were her particular weakness, and by the scent of extract of tuberose she could be traced for days.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
The tuberose is not a rose at all.
"St. Nicholas Vol. XIII, September, 1886, No. 11" by Various
The head of the humerus in the human body projects above the tuberosities.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer

In poetry:

Stay yet awhile;—let not the chill October
Plant spires of glinting frost about his bed;
Nor shower her faded leaves, so brown and sober,
Among the tuberoses above his head.
"Written in a Cemetary" by Kate Seymour Maclean
So would some tuberose delight,
That struck the pilgrim's wondering sight
'Mid lonely deserts drear;
All as at eve, the sovereign flower
Dispenses round its balmy power,
And crowns the fragrant year.
"A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton" by William Shenstone
The sudden Thought of your Face is like a Wound
When it comes unsought
On some scent of Jasmin, Lilies, or pale Tuberose.
Any one of the sweet white fragrant flowers,
Flowers I used to love and lay in your hair.
"Reminiscence Of Mahomed Akram" by Laurence Hope

In news:

While musk and tuberose are commonly tied to sensual scents, crisper types with lavender, lily of the valley, and orange also have a come-hither effect.
But what really got my attention was when Sanford told me that she distills one of their floral oils, tuberose, via enfleurage—a very old method rarely seen in the twenty-first century.
Injury commonly recurs and usually affects the portion of the muscle that attaches to the ischial tuberosity, otherwise known as the "sit" bone.