distensible

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

Definition of distensible

  1. :  capable of being distended

distensibility

play \-ˌsten(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of distensible

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


First Known Use: circa 1828


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>

distensibility

\-ˌten(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

distensibilities


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