from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Extensible.
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- adj. extensible
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Suited for, or capable of, extension; extensible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology and anatomy, capable of being extended; extensible; protrusile; adapted for stretching out.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being protruded or stretched or opened out
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The adult Pangolin has ho teeth, in consequence it cannot bite or eat hard food, and it has a long extensile tongue which can be protruded for a considerable distance through its small tube-like mouth.
The whole tongue has a considerable extensile power.
The Mylodon, moreover, was furnished with a long extensile tongue like that of the giraffe, which, by one of those beautiful provisions of nature, thus reaches with the aid of its long neck its leafy food.
The bladder also is of the nature of membrane, but of membrane peculiar in kind, for it is extensile.
The talus stopped and rolled backward, one of its extensile arms reaching for Incus.
"It is time to go," Worsel announced, curling out one extensile eye toward the vanishing orb.
_An extensile landscape, with a road on the L; overhung with foliage.
When the puncture into the nut is completed one or more eggs are inserted by means of an extensile, thread-like tube, or ovipositor, of the same length as the snout.
Ampulla: Orthoptera; an extensile sac between head and prothorax used by the young in escaping from oötheca, and later, in molting:
Held immovable by the beam it lay upon the floor, a strangely extensile, amoeba-like metal-studded mass of leathery substance.