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protractile

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adjective pro·trac·tile \-ˈtrak-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of protractile

  1. :  capable of being thrust out <protractile jaws>



Origin and Etymology of protractile

Latin protractus


First Known Use: 1828

Rhymes with protractile


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