- capable of being distended.
Origin of distensible
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Examples from the Web for distensible
The darkened and distensible throat pouch of the adult male probably is the best available indicator of sexual maturity.Field Study of Kansas Ant-Eating Frog
Henry S. Fitch
Its powerful voice is due to the distensible resonator which it possesses in its laryngeal pouch, described above.
Certain genera possess also sacs formed by distensible folds of the skin in the cheeks.
Inflate the œsophagus with a blowpipe and note how distensible is its lower end near the breast.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
In some the bones are joined by distensible ligaments and the fish can swallow other fishes larger than itself.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan