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extensile

[ik-sten-suh l, -sahyl] /ɪkˈstɛn səl, -saɪl/
adjective, Chiefly Zoology, Anatomy
1.
capable of being extended; adapted for stretching out; extensible; protrusible.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; extens(ion) + -ile
Related forms
nonextensile, adjective
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  • extensile surgical exposures are required to access this unique structure that comprises the cup of the hip joint.
British Dictionary definitions for extensile

extensible

/ɪkˈstɛnsəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being extended
Derived Forms
extensibility, extensibleness, noun
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