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erectile

Syllabification: e·rec·tile
Pronunciation: /əˈrektl
 
, əˈrekˌtīl
 
/

Definition of erectile in English:

adjective

1Able to become erect: erectile spines
More example sentences
  • Threespine sticklebacks are laterally compressed, fusiform shaped fish with three sharp, erectile spines at the forward part of the dorsal fin.
  • Also distinguished by their long, erectile, iridescent tail feathers, which they spread at every opportunity
  • Its blood-filled organ, encased in collagen, is remarkably similar in structure to the mammalian erectile penis.
1.1Denoting tissues that are capable of becoming of temporarily engorged with blood, particularly those of the penis or other sexual organs.
1.2Relating to the capability of the penis or other sexual organs to become erect: men with erectile dysfunction

Origin

mid 19th century: from French érectile, from Latin erigere 'set up' (see erect).

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