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synonyms for knobby

  • bumpy
  • knurled
  • lumpy
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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.
HOW OMICRON’S MUTATIONS MAKE IT THE MOST INFECTIOUS CORONAVIRUS VARIANT YETTINA HESMAN SAEYMARCH 1, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
Li and colleagues used an electron microscope to zoom in on ossicles from several dozen dead knobby starfish.
A DIAMONDLIKE STRUCTURE GIVES SOME STARFISH SKELETONS THEIR STRENGTHCAROLYN WILKEFEBRUARY 10, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
It’s the knobby protein studding each coronavirus that helps the virus latch onto and invade human cells.
WHY THE CORONAVIRUS’S DELTA VARIANT DOMINATED 2021ERIN GARCIA DE JESÚSDECEMBER 16, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
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.
WE’RE LOSING OUR LAWNS. AND THAT’S OK.KLINDSEYOCTOBER 29, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
In the way of unplugged children with nothing but time and imagination, I studied them, identifying faces in their knobby protuberances.
AT GLACIER’S EDGE, THE FLAMES HAVE ALWAYS COME FOR MY FAMILY CABINJVERSTEEGHAUGUST 20, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Each of its knobby blooms burst from the soil as skirted masses of tiny same-sex nubbins.
THIS PARASITIC PLANT CONSISTS OF JUST FLASHY FLOWERS AND CREEPY SUCKERSSUSAN MILIUSJULY 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
He saw a nose and a little, knobby chin and a bit of pinkish forehead with the pale yellow of hair above.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
The knobs on the trunk of a young pine reminded Franz strongly of knobby-kneed young Hertha Bittner.
RESCUE DOG OF THE HIGH PASSJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
The rest of his ruddy, knobby countenance, his erratic hair and his general hairy leanness had not even—to my perceptions grown.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
Mr. Caslon leaped nimbly to one side and whacked the goat savagely across the back with his knobby stick.
RUTH FIELDING AT SUNRISE FARMALICE B. EMERSON
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WORDS RELATED TO KNOBBY

  • choppy
  • corrugated
  • jarring
  • jerky
  • knobby
  • lumpy
  • potholed
  • rugged
  • rutted
  • uneven
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.