Definition of Protrusile

1. Adjective. Capable of being thrust forward, as the tongue.

Exact synonyms: Protrusible
Similar to: Extensible, Extensile
Derivative terms: Protrude, Protrude, Protrude



Definition of Protrusile

1. a. Capable of being protruded or thrust out; protractile; protrusive.

Definition of Protrusile

1. Adjective. Capable of being protruded. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protrusile

protreptical
protreptics
protriptyline
protropin
protruberance
protruberances
protrudable
protrude
protruded
protrudes
protrudeth
protrudin
protruding
protrusibility
protrusible
protrusile (current term)
protrusion
protrusions
protrusive
protrusively
protrusiveness
protuberance
protuberances
protuberancies
protuberancy
protuberant
protuberantly
protuberate
protuberation
protuberations

Literary usage of Protrusile

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"<fv Number of depressions seventy-seven; small protrusile tentacle-like sacks ... Number of depressions 64-120; no protrusile sacs: in fresh-water mussels ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"Body ovate or angular with dorsal side concave. No protrusile pharynx ... pharynx protrusile. A strong furrow on the ventral surface. ..."

3. Evenings at the Microscope: Or, Researches Among the Minuter Organs and by Philip Henry Gosse (1883)
"They are not, however, single; but each protrusile organ consists of a pair of transparent, brittle, glassy rods, shaped like an italic /, of which the ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1851)
"... frontally : jaws protrusile : alimentary canal very large, projecting behind and above the gizzard, always filled with green matter. ..."

5. The Intellectual Observer (1864)
"The mouth consists of a short tube, evidently protrusile, with a dark oval speck at the bottom in the centre, where a straight slender tube originates, ..."

6. The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada: With Special by Samuel Hubbard Scudder, William Morris Davis, Charles William Woodworth, Leland Ossian Howard, Charles Valentine Riley, Samuel Wendell Williston (1889)
"... we have a protrusile pencil of long hairs (61:49,59), ... Fritz Müller has shown the existence of a pair of protrusile ..."

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