adjective Etymology: distens- (from Latin distensus, past participle of distendere) + -ible Date: circa 1828 capable of being distended • distensibility noun

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  • distensible — adj. Susceptible de distenderse o ser distendido. * * * distensible. adj. Med. Que se puede distender …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Distensible — Dis*ten si*ble, a. Capable of being distended or dilated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distensible — means ‘capable of being distended or stretched’; the alternative form distendible is now obsolete …   Modern English usage

  • distensible — adj. Med. Que se puede distender …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • distensible — [disten′sə bəl] adj. [< LL distensus (L distentus), pp. of distendere] that can be distended …   English World dictionary

  • distensible — dis·ten·si·ble ten(t) sə bəl adj capable of being distended, extended, or dilated <distensible blood vessels> dis·ten·si·bil·i·ty .ten(t) sə bil ət ē n, pl ties …   Medical dictionary

  • distensible — distend ► VERB ▪ swell because of internal pressure. DERIVATIVES distended adjective distensibility noun distensible adjective distension noun. ORIGIN Latin distendere, from tendere to stretch …   English terms dictionary

  • distensible — adjective capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand the stomach is a distensible organ • Similar to: ↑expansive • Derivationally related forms: ↑distend …   Useful english dictionary

  • distensible — capable of being extended or dilated …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • distensible — distensibility, n. /di sten seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being distended. [1820 30; < L distens(us) (ptp. of distendere; distend DISTEND + tus ptp. suffix) + IBLE] * * * …   Universalium

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