retractile

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈtræktaɪl/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ri traktil)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•trac•tile  (ri traktil),USA pronunciation adj. [Zool.]
  1. Zoologycapable of being drawn back or in, as the head of a tortoise; exhibiting the power of retraction.
re•trac•til•i•ty  (ri traktil),USA pronunciation n. 
  • retract1 + -ile 1770–80

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
retractile /rɪˈtræktaɪl/ adj
  1. capable of being drawn in: the retractile claws of a cat

retractility /ˌriːtrækˈtɪlɪtɪ/ n
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