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erectile


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erectile  \E*rect"ile\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]rectile.] 
  Capable  of  being  erected;  susceptible  of  being  erected  of 
  dilated. 
 
  {Erectile  tissue}  (Anat.),  a  tissue  which  is  capable  of  being 
  greatly  dilated  and  made  rigid  by  the  distension  of  the 
  numerous  blood  vessels  which  it  contains. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erectile 
  adj  1:  capable  of  being  raised  to  an  upright  position;  "erectile 
  feathers" 
  2:  (physiology)  filled  with  vascular  sinuses  and  capable  of 
  becoming  distended  and  rigid  as  the  result  of  being  filled 
  with  blood;  "erectile  tissue";  "the  penis  is  an  erectile 
  organ  [syn:  {cavernous}] 




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