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.
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Moreover, MRI can show indirect signs such as retractile periureteral adhesions (visible as low signal intensity lines with angular deviation) or ureteral dilatation cranial to the obstruction site.
Like the monk, this body gets a scent, but one that goes in a wilder direction--"redolent / As the retractile dewclaw on a lion's forepaw.
The subject was presented with delayed puberty, retractile testes and genitalia, urinary retention, pain in testes when pulled down, fatigue, back pain and dysuria but his penis was of normal size.
This review discusses the natural history of retractile testicles, indications for hormonal treatment and orchidectomy, ultrasound's role as a diagnostic tool, risks of infertility and testicular cancer, and surgical techniques for inguinal and intra-abdominal testes.
They seem to be devoid of motivation, are retractile and always on the alert.
All these flies called Tribe Muscini Latreille which can be distinguished by presence setae on the entire length of fronto-orbital plate in the female, retractile and flexible proboscis (fig.