exsertile

[ ek-sur-tl, -tahyl, -til ]
/ ɛkˈsɜr tl, -taɪl, -tɪl /
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adjective Biology.

capable of being exserted or protruded.

Nearby words

  1. exscind,
  2. exsect,
  3. exsection,
  4. exsert,
  5. exserted,
  6. exsiccant,
  7. exsiccate,
  8. exsiccation,
  9. exsiccatum,
  10. exsolution

Origin of exsertile

From the French word exertile, dating back to 1820–30. See exsert, -ile

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Examples from the Web for exsertile

  • Which are those Lizards which have the tongue short, thick, attached to the gullet, and not exsertile.

    Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier