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OTHER WORDS FROM retractilere·trac·til·i·ty [ree-trak-til-i-tee], /ˌri trækˈtɪl ɪ ti/, nounnon·re·trac·tile, adjectivenon·re·trac·til·i·ty, nounsub·re·trac·tile, adjective
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Two globose retractile vesicles issue from the ninth and tenth segments of those of Arctia chrysorrhea, &c.
A tubular ovipositor, consisting of several pieces often retractile within each other, like the tubes of a telescope.
Once upon a time, many, many hundred years ago, the dog did use its claws; they were then retractile.The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two|Prince Sarath Ghosh
Although they resemble cats superficially they are not directly related to them and their claws are only partly retractile.Camps and Trails in China|Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
These small palps were probably retractile, and capable of being withdrawn entirely under the hood.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell