3. Superficial form


[Antonyms: concavity.]

[Nouns] convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot, thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.], swell.

intumescence; tumour, tumor; tubercle, tuberosity; excrescence; hump, hunch, bunch.

tooth, knob, elbow, process, apophysis, condyle, bulb, node, nodule, nodosity, tongue, dorsum, boss, embossment, bump, clump; sugar loaf (sharpness) [more]; bow; mamelon; hub, hubble [U.S.]; molar.

pimple; wen, wheel, papula, pustule, pock, proud flesh, growth, sarcoma, caruncle, corn, wart, furuncle, polypus, fungus, fungosity, exostosis, bleb, blister, blain; boil (disease) [more]; air bubble, blob, papule, verruca.

papilla, nipple, teat, pap, breast, dug, mammilla; proboscis, nose, neb, beak, snout, nozzle; belly, corporation; withers, back, shoulder, lip, flange.

peg, button, stud, ridge, rib, jutty, trunnion, snag.

cupola, dome, arch, balcony, eaves; pilaster.

relief, relievo, cameo; basso-rilievo, mezzo-rilievo, alto-rivievo; low relief, bas relief, high relief.

hill (height) [more]; cape, promontory, mull; forehead, foreland; point of land, mole, jetty, hummock, ledge, spur; naze, ness.

[Verbs] be prominent; project, bulge, protrude, pout, bouge, bunch; jut out, stand out, stick out, poke out; stick up, bristle up, start up, cock up, shoot up; swell over, hang over, bend over; beetle.

render prominent; raise [more]; emboss, chase.

[Adjectives] convex, prominent, protuberant, projecting; bossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy; clavate, clavated, claviform; hummocky, moutonne, mammiliform; papulous, papilose; hemispheric, bulbous; bowed, arched; bold; bellied; tuberous, tuberculous; tumous; cornute, odontoid; lentiform, lenticular; gibbous; club shaped, hubby [U.S.], hubbly [U.S.], knobby, papillose, saddle-shaped, selliform, subclavate, torose, ventricose, verrucose.

salient, in relief, raised, repousse; bloated (expanded) [more].

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