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protrusile

[ proh-troo-sil, -sahyl, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtru sɪl, -saɪl, prə- /
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adjective
capable of being thrust forth or extended, as the tongue of a hummingbird.
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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
/ (prəˈtruːsaɪl) /

adjective
zoology capable of being thrust forwardsprotrusile jaws Also: projectile
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