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protrusile

[proh-troo-sil, -sahyl, pruh-] /proʊˈtru sɪl, -saɪl, prə-/
adjective
1.
capable of being thrust forth or extended, as the tongue of a hummingbird.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin prōtrūs(us) (past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude) + -ile
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  • The mouth of all suckers is located on the underside of the head and is tipped with fleshy protrusile lips.
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protrusile

/prəˈtruːsaɪl/
adjective
1.
(zoology) capable of being thrust forwards: protrusile jaws Also projectile
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