Definition of Protractile. Meaning of Protractile. Synonyms of Protractile

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Definition of Protractile

Protractile
Protractile Pro*tract"ile, a. Capable of being protracted, or protruded; protrusile.

Meaning of Protractile from wikipedia

- on their forefeet and four on their hind feet. Their curved claws are protractile and attached to the terminal bones of the toe with ligaments and tendons...
- and the profile a straight line from dorsal fin to mouth. The mouth is protractile, and the lower jaw juts out. Sizes are fairly small, typically up to...
- ventral and dorsal surfaces. The mouth is large, crescent-shaped and protractile, with the upper lip continuous while the lower lip is interrupted by...
- This led some to think that the upper jaw of Squalus would not be as protractile as the jaws of other sharks. However, a study that compared different...
- pikes and their relatives, as they share some features: a flat head with protractile mouth beset with cardiform, villiform, or compressed, bi- or tricuspid...
- phalanges of the paws and are made of keratin. Many predatory mammals have protractile claws that can partially hide inside the animal's paw, especially the...
- to breastfeed successfully. One study of women with inverted or non-protractile nipples found no statistically significant difference in breastfeeding...
- with sandy bottoms feeding pits can be seen during daytime. The fish's protractile mouth helps it dig for chironomid larvae, Tubifex worms, bivalves, and...
- and only 1 spine in the pelvic fins. The upper part of the mouth is protractile, allowing them to snatch up little fishes, copepods, amphypods, shrimp...
- larger objects including sharks and jellyfish. The species uses its protractile jaws to suck out prey from the sand or reef, and consumes a variety of...