exsertile

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

adjective Biology.

capable of being exserted or protruded.

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Origin of exsertile

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