Definition of expansile in US English:



  • Relating to or capable of expansion.

    • ‘While the mucosa of the gallbladder appeared unremarkable, an expansile neoplasm had infiltrated the full thickness of the wall.’
    • ‘Microscopically, the tumor nodules were unencapsulated and had a well-defined expansile margin that compressed the adjacent hepatic parenchyma.’
    • ‘The gross pattern was expansile and non-infiltrating, but in one patient airway obstruction was critical at the time of surgery.’
    • ‘A computed tomographic scan of the chest showed an expansile, septated, lytic bone lesion with cortical disruption.’
    • ‘The margins were expansile and located within a few millimeters of the overlying epithelium.’