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ERECTILE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does erectile mean? 

ERECTILE (adjective)
  The adjective ERECTILE has 2 senses:

1. capable of being raised to an upright position
2. filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood

  Familiarity information: ERECTILE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ERECTILE (adjective)


Sense 1erectile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of being raised to an upright position

Context example:

erectile feathers

Similar:

erect; upright; vertical (upright in position or posture)


Sense 2erectile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood

Synonyms:

cavernous; erectile

Context examples:

erectile tissue / the penis is an erectile organ

Similar:

expansive (able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion)

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)


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