distensible

distensible

[dih-sten-suh-buhl]
adjective
capable of being distended.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin distēns(us) (past participle of distendere; distend- distend + -tus past participle suffix) + -ible

distensibility, noun
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distend (dɪˈstɛnd)
 
vb
1.  to expand or be expanded by or as if by pressure from within; swell; inflate
2.  (tr) to stretch out or extend
3.  (tr) to magnify in importance; exaggerate
 
[C14: from Latin distendere, from dis-1 + tendere to stretch]
 
dis'tender
 
n
 
dis'tensible
 
adj
 
distensi'bility
 
n
 
dis'tension
 
n
 
dis'tention
 
n

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