Definition of Distensible

1. Adjective. Capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand. "The stomach is a distensible organ"

Similar to: Expansive
Derivative terms: Distend



Definition of Distensible

1. a. Capable of being distended or dilated.

Definition of Distensible

1. Adjective. Capable of swelling or stretching. ¹

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Definition of Distensible

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distensible

distemperately
distemperature
distemperatures
distempered
distempering
distemperment
distemperments
distempers
distend
distended
distender
distenders
distending
distends
distensibility
distensible (current term)
distension
distensions
distent
distention
distention cyst
distention ulcer
distentions
distermination
disthene
disthenes
disthrone
disthroned
disthrones
disthroning

Literary usage of Distensible

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1. A Text Book of the Principles of Physics by Alfred Daniell (1895)
"Amount of outflow from distensible elastic tubes. ... If the distensible elastic vessel became rigid it would be necessary, in order to keep up the same ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1891)
"distensible Hymen.—A few cases are on record in which the hymen was so exceedingly distensible as to permit not only coition, but also the birth of a child ..."

3. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1858)
"... products into distensible cellular tissue. During the continuance of the contraction, the sounds of respiration and of percussion are usually somewhat ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"1737. which, when not excessive, is of great utility to the gropes, keeping the skin soft and distensible, as well as thin, and allowing thereby the solar ..."

5. Oculo-refractive Cyclopedia and Dictionary by Thomas George Atkinson (1921)
"The arteries are furnished with elastic tissue which gives them elastic properties; ie they are distensible under force, but their elastic recoil tends to ..."

6. Introduction to the Differential Diagnosis of the Separate Forms of by Hans Kehr (1901)
"4 Acute Cholecystitis in a Relatively but Slightly Altered, distensible Gall-Bladder. First I report some typical cases of acute sero-purulent cholecystitis ..."

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