Extensibility 2

Extensibility: The ability of a cell to be stretched or lengthened without damage (1).
  • For example, most cells would rupture with even a modest stretch, but muscles can stretch up to 3 times their contracted length.
  1. Saladin, K. (2012). Anatomy & Physiology: The unity of form and function. (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Related Terms

  • Muscle Contraction
  • Tissue Elasticity
  • Cellular Physiology


  • Stretchability
  • Elasticity
  • Flexibility
  • Extensibility