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pro·tru·si·ble(prō-tro͞o′səl, -sīl′) also pro·tru·sile (-tro͞o′səl, -sīl′)
Capable of being thrust outward, as the proboscis of many insects.
[Latin prōtrūsus, past participle of prōtrūdere, to protrude; see protrude + -ile.]
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(Zoology) zoology capable of being thrust forwards: protrusile jaws. Also: projectile
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|Adj.||1.||protrusile - capable of being thrust forward, as the tongue|
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