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Meaning of EXTRUSION

Pronunciation:  ik'stroozhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  squeezing out by applying pressure
  2. [n]  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form

EXTRUSION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, expulsion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance
 See Also: belly, caput, frontal eminence, nub, occipital protuberance, projection, squeeze, squeezing, wart



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*tru"sion\, n.
The act of thrusting or pushing out; a driving out;

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A process where a cell exports large particles or organelles (transports them through its cell membrane to the outside). Requires energy.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bas-relief, bellying, boldness, booting out, bulging, defenestration, detrusion, discharge, effusion, egestion, ejaculation, ejection, ejectment, elimination, emanation, embossment, emergence, emersion, eminence, emission, excrescence, excrescency, excretion, expulsion, extravasation, exudation, flow, flux, gibbosity, gibbousness, high relief, issuance, issue, jettison, kicking downstairs, low relief, obtrusion, ouster, ousting, projection, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, protuberancy, rejection, relief, removal, salience, salient, secretion, surfacing, the boot, the bounce, throwing out, transudation, tuberosity, tuberousness, vent