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contractile

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adjective con·trac·tile \kən-ˈtrak-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of contractile

  1. :  having or concerned with the power or property of contracting <contractile proteins of muscle fibrils>

contractility

play \ˌkän-ˌtrak-ˈti-lə-tē\ noun


Circa 1706

First Known Use of contractile

circa 1706


Medical Dictionary

contractile

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adjective con·trac·tile \kən-ˈtrak-təl, -ˌtīl\

Medical Definition of contractile

  1. :  having or concerned with the power or property of contracting <contractile proteins of muscle fibrils>




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