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distensible

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adjective dis·ten·si·ble \-ˈsten(t)-sə-bəl\

Definition of distensible

  1. :  capable of being distended

dis·ten·si·bil·i·ty play \-ˌsten(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


Origin of distensible

distens- (from Latin distensus, past participle of distendere) + -ible


First Known Use: circa 1828

Rhymes with distensible


Medical Dictionary

distensible

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adjective dis·ten·si·ble \-ˈten(t)-sə-bəl\

Medical Definition of distensible

  1. :  capable of being distended, extended, or dilated <distensible blood vessels>

  2. dis·ten·si·bil·i·ty \-ˌten(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural dis·ten·si·bil·i·ties




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