protrusile

[proh-troo-sil, -sahyl, pruh-]

adjective

capable of being thrust forth or extended, as the tongue of a hummingbird.

Nearby words

  1. protraction,
  2. protractor,
  3. protriptyline,
  4. protrude,
  5. protruded disk,
  6. protrusion,
  7. protrusive,
  8. protrusive occlusion,
  9. protrusively,
  10. protuberance

Origin of protrusile

1840–50; < Latin prōtrūs(us) (past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude) + -ile

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British Dictionary definitions for protrusile

protrusile

adjective

zoology capable of being thrust forwardsprotrusile jaws Also: projectile
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