extensile

[ ik-sten-suhl, -sahyl ]
/ ɪkˈstɛn səl, -saɪl /

adjective Chiefly Zoology, Anatomy.

capable of being extended; adapted for stretching out; extensible; protrusible.

Origin of extensile

First recorded in 1735–45; extens(ion) + -ile

OTHER WORDS FROM extensile

non·ex·ten·sile, adjective
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