Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!


From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search


1. A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back.

2. (Science: zoology) a fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, as a camel or whale.

Origin: cf. D. Homp a lump, LG. Hump heap, hill, stump, possibly akin to E. Heap. Cf. Hunch.