[ik-sten-suh l, -sahyl]

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
Related formsnon·ex·ten·sile, adjective
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Related Words for extensile

expansible, extendible, protractile, expandable, extendable

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