PROTRU'DE, v.t. [L. protrudo; pro and trudo, to thrust. See Thrust.]

1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along; as food protruded from the stomach into the intestine.

2. To thrust out, as from confinement. The contents of the abdomen are protruded in hernia.

PROTRU'DE, v.i. To shoot forward; to be thrust forward.

The parts protrude beyond the skin.