Exsertile
Exsertile Ex*sert"ile, a. (Biol.) Capable of being thrust out or protruded. --J. Fleming. [1913 Webster]

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  • exsertile — ● exsertile adjectif Se dit d un organe capable de faire saillie au dehors par dévagination. exsertile [ɛksɛʀtil] ou exsert, erte [ɛksɛʀ, ɛʀt] adj. ÉTYM. 1878, exsertile, Larousse, Premier Suppl.; exsert, erte, 1846, Bescherell …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exsertile — (ˈ)ek|sərd.əl, rˌtīl, r(ˌ)til adjective : capable of being exserted the highly exsertile tongue of this snake …   Useful english dictionary

  • exsertile — adj. [L. exsertus, projecting] Capable of being exerted or extruded …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • exsertile — /ek serr tl, tuyl, til/, adj. Biol. capable of being exserted or protruded. [1820 30; < F exertile. See EXSERT, ILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • exsertile — (entrée créée par le supplément) (èk sèr ti l ) adj. Terme d histoire naturelle. Se dit d un organe qui est susceptible de faire saillie hors du corps d un animal, hors d une fleur, d un bourgeon. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Dérivé de exsert (voy. exsert) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • exsertile — ex·ser·tile …   English syllables

  • exsertile — /ɛkˈsɜtaɪl/ (say ek sertuyl) adjective capable of being exserted or protruded, as a lizard s tongue …   Australian English dictionary

  • exsert — exsertile [ɛksɛʀtil] ou exsert, erte [ɛksɛʀ, ɛʀt] adj. ÉTYM. 1878, exsertile, Larousse, Premier Suppl.; exsert, erte, 1846, Bescherelle; du lat. exsertus « tiré hors de ». ❖ ♦ Zool., bot. Qui fait saillie au dehors; qui dépasse les parties… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vermilingues — Vermilinguia Ver mi*lin gui*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. vermis worm + lingua tongue.] [Called also {Vermilingues}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A tribe of edentates comprising the South American ant eaters. The tongue is long, slender, exsertile, and very flexible …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vermilinguia — Ver mi*lin gui*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. vermis worm + lingua tongue.] [Called also {Vermilingues}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A tribe of edentates comprising the South American ant eaters. The tongue is long, slender, exsertile, and very flexible, whence the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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