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expansile

Line breaks: ex¦pan|sile
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspansʌɪl
 
, ɛk-/

Definition of expansile in English:

adjective

Physics
Relating to or capable of expansion.
Example sentences
  • While the mucosa of the gallbladder appeared unremarkable, an expansile neoplasm had infiltrated the full thickness of the wall.
  • A computed tomographic scan of the chest showed an expansile, septated, lytic bone lesion with cortical disruption.
  • Microscopically, the tumor nodules were unencapsulated and had a well-defined expansile margin that compressed the adjacent hepatic parenchyma.

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