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synonyms for retractile

  • fingernail
  • paw
  • tentacle
  • barb
  • clapperclaw
  • crook
  • fang
  • grapnel
  • grappler
  • hook
  • manus
  • nipper
  • pincer
  • spur
  • talon
  • unguis
  • cant hook
  • nail claw
  • ungula
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How to use retractile in a sentence

Two globose retractile vesicles issue from the ninth and tenth segments of those of Arctia chrysorrhea, &c.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
A tubular ovipositor, consisting of several pieces often retractile within each other, like the tubes of a telescope.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
Once upon a time, many, many hundred years ago, the dog did use its claws; they were then retractile.
THE WONDERS OF THE JUNGLE, BOOK TWOPRINCE SARATH GHOSH
Although they resemble cats superficially they are not directly related to them and their claws are only partly retractile.
CAMPS AND TRAILS IN CHINAROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS AND YVETTE BORUP ANDREWS
These small palps were probably retractile, and capable of being withdrawn entirely under the hood.
THE ORIGIN OF VERTEBRATESWALTER HOLBROOK GASKELL
The crank bar is operated by a key and retractile spring which serve to reveal and cut off the flash.
VISUAL SIGNALINGSIGNAL CORPS UNITED STATES ARMY
The retractile spring should sharply return all the leaves of the screen to their normal positions when the key is released.
VISUAL SIGNALINGSIGNAL CORPS UNITED STATES ARMY
Its limbs are long, its hair rough, and its claws blunt and only partially retractile.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 4VARIOUS
Nor was there yet any foot like that of the cats, with sharp retractile claws adapted to seizing and tearing the prey.
THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGYWILLIAM HARMON NORTON
Most species have sharp, curved claws, often retractile between some of the lamellae or into a special sheath.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 5VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO RETRACTILE

  • barb
  • cant hook
  • clapperclaw
  • crook
  • fang
  • fingernail
  • grapnel
  • grappler
  • hook
  • manus
  • nail claw
  • nipper
  • paw
  • pincer
  • retractile
  • spur
  • talon
  • tentacle
  • unguis
  • ungula
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