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A substance added to another substance to modify, dilute, or add to it: meatloaf that contained oatmeal as an extender.


1. a person or thing that extends
2. (Chemical Engineering) a substance, such as French chalk or china clay, added to paints to give them body and decrease their rate of settlement
3. (Chemical Engineering) a substance added to glues and resins to dilute them or to modify their viscosity
4. (Chemistry) a substance added to elastomers to assist the plasticizer
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the part of certain lower-case letters that extends either above (the ascender) or below (the descender) the body of the letter


(ɪkˈstɛn dər)

a substance added to another substance, as to paint or food, to increase its volume or bulk.


n extensor m; penis — extensor de pene
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Effect of semen extender supplementation with cysteine on postthaw sperm quality, DNA damage, and fertilizing ability in the common carp (Cyprinus carpio).
Polyunsaturated fatty acids added to semen extender
Skim milk-egg yolk based semen extender compensates for non-enzymatic antioxidant activity loss during equine semen cryopreservation.
Evaluation of an animal protein-free semen extender for cryopreservation of epididymal sperm from North American bison (Bison bison) Theriogenol.
Aim of the present study was to develop semen extender for cryopreservation of buffalo bull semen to improve the post thaw quality and conception rate.
The results of the study prove that with the addition of antioxidants in semen extender significantly enhanced fertility rates (61%) as compared to the semen being supplied in the field through the public sector (43%).
Comparative studies on bull and stallion seminal Dnase activity and interaction with semen extender and spermatozoa.
The use of exogenous antioxidants in semen extender has been suggested to protect the quality of cryopreserved mammalian semen (Beconi et al.
14] that may be due to the differences in semen extender and animal species.
Inactivation of bovine herpesvirus 1 in semen using a hyperimmune egg yolk semen extender.
Sexton developed the Beltsville Poultry Semen Extender - a solution that dilutes and preserves the sperm outside of the bird's body - that is sold by commercial companies and used worldwide.