Definition of distensible in US English:



  • See distend

    • ‘The thicker and less distensible the arteries are, the greater the load on the heart.’
    • ‘Younger people have a highly distensible aorta, which expands during systole and minimises any subsequent rise in blood pressure.’
    • ‘Krachie and company are arguing, essentially, that a belly of fat is more compressive than skin and muscle are distensible.’
    • ‘It has an immense bill, and in breeding season its distensible gular pouch is olive to red.’
    • ‘These veins are very thin walled and distensible.’