Protrusile Pro*tru"sile, a. Capable of being protruded or thrust out; protractile; protrusive. [1913 Webster]

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  • protrusile — [prō tro͞o′sə bəl, prō tro͞o′zəbəlprō tro͞o′səl, prō tro͞ozəl] adj. [< L protrusus, pp. of protrudere (see PROTRUDE) + ILE] that can be protruded, or thrust out, as a tentacle or an elephant s trunk: also protrusible [prō tro͞o′sə bəl, prō… …   English World dictionary

  • protrusile — adj. [L. pro, before; trudo, thrust] Capable of being protruded or withdrawn …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • protrusile — /proh trooh sil, suyl, preuh /, adj. capable of being thrust forth or extended, as the tongue of a hummingbird. [1840 50; < L protrus(us) (ptp. of protrudere to PROTRUDE) + ILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • protrusile — adjective Capable of being protruded …   Wiktionary

  • protrusile — prəʊ truːsaɪl adj. can be caused to project, can be cause to stick out; can be cause to bulge or swell outward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • protrusile — pro·tru·sile …   English syllables

  • protrusile — /prəˈtrusaɪl/ (say pruh troohsuyl), / zaɪl/ (say zuyl) adjective capable of being thrust forth or extended, as a limb, etc. {Latin prōtrūsus, past participle, thrust forth + ile} …   Australian English dictionary

  • protrusile —   a. able to be thrust forward (as a frog s tongue) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • protrusile — adj. (of a limb etc.) capable of being thrust forward. Etymology: PRO (1) + EXTRUSILE: see EXTRUDE …   Useful english dictionary

  • atheriniform — ▪ fish Introduction       any member of the order Atheriniformes, containing 15 families of marine and freshwater spiny finned fishes (spiny finned fish), including the flying fishes (flying fish) (see ), needlefishes (needlefish), silversides,… …   Universalium

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