contractile

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con·trac·tile

adjective \kən-ˈtrak-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of CONTRACTILE

:  having or concerned with the power or property of contracting <contractile proteins of muscle fibrils>
con·trac·til·i·ty \ˌkän-ˌtrak-ˈti-lə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of CONTRACTILE

circa 1706

Rhymes with CONTRACTILE

con·trac·tile

adjective \kən-ˈtrak-təl, -ˌtīl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONTRACTILE

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

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