erectile

adjective

1
: of, relating to, or capable of undergoing physiological erection
erectile tissue
2
: capable of being raised to an upright position
the erectile quills of a porcupine
erectility noun

Examples of erectile in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of erectile was in 1830

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“Erectile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erectile. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

erectile

adjective
erec·​tile i-ˈrek-tᵊl How to pronounce erectile (audio)
-ˌtīl
: capable of becoming erect
erectile tissue
erectile feathers of a bird

Medical Definition

erectile

adjective
erec·​tile i-ˈrek-tᵊl How to pronounce erectile (audio) -ˌtīl How to pronounce erectile (audio)
: capable of being raised to an erect or elevated position
especially : cavernous sense 2
erectility noun
plural erectilities

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