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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being thrust outward, as the proboscis of many insects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being protruded.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being protruded or thrust out; protractile; protrusive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being protruded; protrudable; protrusible; protractile.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being thrust forward, as the tongue

Etymologies

Latin prōtrūsus, past participle of prōtrūdere, to protrude; see protrude + -ile1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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