protrusile


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pro·tru·si·ble

 (prō-tro͞o′səl, -sīl′) also pro·tru·sile (-tro͞o′səl, -sīl′)
adj.
Capable of being thrust outward, as the proboscis of many insects.

[Latin prōtrūsus, past participle of prōtrūdere, to protrude; see protrude + -ile.]

protrusile

(prəˈtruːsaɪl)
adj
(Zoology) zoology capable of being thrust forwards: protrusile jaws. Also: projectile
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.protrusile - capable of being thrust forward, as the tongue
extensible, extensile - capable of being protruded or stretched or opened out; "an extensile tongue"; "an extensible measuring rule"
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