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Related to gracile: Gracile fasciculus, Gracile Australopithecines, Gracile nucleus


 (grăs′əl, -īl′)
1. Gracefully slender.
2. Graceful.

[Latin gracilis.]

gra·cil′i·ty (grə-sĭl′ĭ-tē) n.


1. gracefully thin or slender
2. a less common word for graceful
[C17: from Latin gracilis slender]
gracility, ˈgracileness n


(ˈgræs ɪl)

1. gracefully slender.
2. slender; thin.
[1615–25; < Latin gracilis slender, slight, thin]
gra•cil•i•ty (græˈsɪl ɪ ti, grə-) grac′ile•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gracile - slender and graceful
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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Note also that in engineering terms such items are of little other utility, being too small for cutting and too gracile for graving, shaving, splitting planks and so on.
Without any distinct pedal synapomorphies relating it to a specific group, we can only conclude that Evazoum might represent an early dinosaur, perhaps even a basal saurischian or a gracile sauropodomorph, but nondinosaurian affinities cannot be ruled out.
The second explanation is that humans and non human primates have different bone structure because of genetics with humans evolving to a lighter, more gracile structure.
Son corps, gracile et agile, etait en quelque sorte son mode d'expression.
Olmi ha affidato questa piccola parte a Guido Spadea--gia suo sceneggiatore negli anni dei documentari--predicendo, nella fine irriferibile di questo impiegato canzonato dai colleghi, le burla e le beffe cui sara sottoposto un paio di anni piU tardi nel Maestro di Vigevano (26) di Elio Petri, nei panni di "Nanini" (Pegoraro Petri 6062); presentendo, insomma, nella sagoma leggermente gobbuta e gracile dell'uomo con velleita di scrittore, e nel suo volto avvilito, la fatalita di una esistenza in cui il lavoro consta di un insanabile malessere.
Sa frele et gracile silhouette remonte doucement le temps, traverse les ages dans un mouvement ondulatoire impeccable pour rappeler une epoque oE cette musique n'etait seulement du folklore, mais aussi un moyen avec lequel on exprimait son mal-etre et la difficulte d'etre.
11] ont teste l'utilisation d'un lambeau myocutane du muscle gracile avec de bons resultats sur le plan esthetique et fonctionnel, mais sans avoir evalue la fertilite.
The bill is noticeably smaller and more gracile in this specimen than in the subadult male AMNH 459008, which may be a sexual difference.
The relatively gracile Maroantsetrana with its weakly sculptured integument is clearly unrelated to Porcelloderes.
Could not the running girl present the promise of social renovation, like the gracile sapling we see a few seconds later?