protrusible mouth (protractile mouth) In fish, a structural arrangement of the jaws that enables the animal to protrude (extend) or withdraw the mouth at will. When fully protruded, the cavity of the mouth is enlarged to form a funnel-like space facilitating the uptake of food.
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