Definitions for: Erectile


[adj] (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"
[adj] capable of being raised to an upright position; "erectile feathers"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: cavernous, erect, expansive, upright, vertical

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