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gibbous

 [gib´us]
humped; protuberant.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gib·bous

(gib'ŭs),
Describing a condition indicating humped; humpbacked; denoting a sharp angle in the flexion of the spine.
[L. gibbosus]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

gibbous

adjective Humped, protuberant
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gib·bous

(gib'ŭs)
Humped; humpbacked; denoting a sharp angle in the flexion of the spine.
[L. gibbosus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gibbous

(of a solid object) having a projection in the form of a rounded swelling.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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