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 (ĭ-rĕk′təl, -tīl′)
1. Capable of being raised to an upright position.
2. Anatomy Of or relating to tissue that is capable of filling with blood and becoming rigid.

e·rec·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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The leaves of the trees and the needles of the evergreens look very "sad"; they droop, lose turgor and erectility.