distensible

[dih-sten-suh-buh l]

adjective

capable of being distended.

Origin of distensible

1820–30; < Latin distēns(us) (past participle of distendere; distend- distend + -tus past participle suffix) + -ible
Related formsdis·ten·si·bil·i·ty, noun
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