erectile

adjective erec·tile \ i-ˈrek-tᵊl , -ˌtī(-ə)l \

Definition of erectile

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

play \i-ˌrek-ˈti-lə-tē\ noun

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First Known Use of erectile

1830

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ERECTILE Defined for English Language Learners

erectile

Definition of erectile for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to an erection (sense 1)


Medical Dictionary

erectile

adjective erec·tile \ i-ˈrek-tᵊl , -ˌtīl \

medical Definition of erectile

: capable of being raised to an erect or elevated position; especially : cavernous 2

erectility

play \-ˌrek-ˈtil-ət-ē\ noun, plural erectilities


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