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adjective as in knobbed

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Their analysis revealed more than 60 mutations, including 42 changes alone in omicron’s spike protein — the knobby structure on the surface of the virus that initiates a cell break-in and can help evade antibody defenses.

Li and colleagues used an electron microscope to zoom in on ossicles from several dozen dead knobby starfish.

It’s the knobby protein studding each coronavirus that helps the virus latch onto and invade human cells.

I was seven years old and hanging upside down—knobby knees slung over the trapeze bar, blond hair dragging through the grass—when the birds tried telling me something.

In the way of unplugged children with nothing but time and imagination, I studied them, identifying faces in their knobby protuberances.

He saw a nose and a little, knobby chin and a bit of pinkish forehead with the pale yellow of hair above.

The knobs on the trunk of a young pine reminded Franz strongly of knobby-kneed young Hertha Bittner.

The rest of his ruddy, knobby countenance, his erratic hair and his general hairy leanness had not even—to my perceptions grown.

Mr. Caslon leaped nimbly to one side and whacked the goat savagely across the back with his knobby stick.

A beggar's sack hangs down over his ragged clothing, his hand holds a knobby stick.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to knobby, such as: bumpy, knurled, and lumpy.

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