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retractile

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

Definition of retractile

  1. :  capable of being drawn back or in <retractile claws>

retractility

play \ˌrē-ˌtrak-ˈti-lə-tē, ri-\ noun


1777

First Known Use of retractile

1777

Rhymes with retractile


Medical Dictionary

retractile

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adjective re·trac·tile \ri-ˈtrak-təl, -ˌtīl\

Medical Definition of retractile

  1. :  capable of being drawn back or in




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