retractile


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re·trac·tile

 (rĭ-trăk′tĭl, -tīl′)
adj.
Capable of being drawn back or in: the retractile claws of a cat.

re′trac·til′i·ty (rē′trăk-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

retractile

(rɪˈtræktaɪl)
adj
capable of being drawn in: the retractile claws of a cat.
retractility n

re•trac•tile

(rɪˈtræk tɪl)

adj.
capable of being drawn back or in, as the head of a tortoise.
[1770–80]
re•trac•til•i•ty (ˌri trækˈtɪl ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retractile - capable of retraction; capable of being drawn back; "cats have retractile claws"
nonretractable, nonretractile - not capable of being retracted
Translations

retractile

[rɪˈtræktaɪl] adj (Zool) → retrattile

re·trac·tile

a. retráctil, retractable.
References in classic literature ?
It was a strange reversal of attitudes: Fred's blond face and blue eyes, usually bright and careless, ready to give attention to anything that held out a promise of amusement, looking involuntarily grave and almost embarrassed as if by the sight of something unfitting; while Lydgate, who had habitually an air of self-possessed strength, and a certain meditativeness that seemed to lie behind his most observant attention, was acting, watching, speaking with that excited narrow consciousness which reminds one of an animal with fierce eyes and retractile claws.
On the other hand, there were 289 consultations for cryptorchidism and 105 of them needed a surgical correction (36%), the remaining being retractile testis, an issue that can be difficult to evaluate using telemedicine (Fig.
During physical examination, a fine distinction must be made between a true undescended testis and a retractile testis.
Antenna retractile into the head capsule, prementum with well-developed ligula (Fig.
Retractile mesenteritis: small-bowel radiography, CT, and MR imaging.
The internal echoes also may be solid appearing with concave margins due to a retractile hemorrhagic clot.
Some studies have indirectly assessed the retractile properties of MSC differentiated into myofibroblasts (for review see [22]).
There is not a specific method to differentiate between truly undescended, retractile testes and those that sustained traumatic dislocation.
Marie-Louise Burkle is the CEO of Autac Inc., which is an international manufacturing firm producing custom manufactured retractile cords, often referred to as curly cords, to meet various applications and specifications.
Hemosiderin typically begins to form within 48 hours after the process starts and is characterized by coarse retractile material within macrophages in this image.