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extensile

[ik-sten-suh l, -sahyl] /ɪkˈstɛn səl, -saɪl/
adjective, Chiefly Zoology, Anatomy.
1.
capable of being extended; adapted for stretching out; extensible; protrusible.
Origin of extensile
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; extens(ion) + -ile
Related forms
nonextensile, adjective
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