Origin of tractilefrom Classical Latin tractus (see traction) + -ile
Origin of tractileFrom Latin tractus past participle of trahere to draw
(comparative more tractile, superlative most tractile)
- Capable of being drawn out in length; ductile.
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Latin trahere, tractum, to draw.