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protractile Line breaks: pro|tract|ile
Pronunciation: /prəˈtraktʌɪl/

Definition of protractile in English:


Another term for protrusible.
Example sentences
  • Wrasses characteristically have a protractile mouth, cycloid scales, and a single continuous dorsal fin lacking an obvious notch between the soft and spiny portions.
  • In blennies the palatines are toothless, and the mouth not protractile.
  • Ponyfish have a very protractile mouth, a phenomenon which can be demonstrated by squeezing the head, when the mouth will shoot forward.
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