contractile

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

Definition of contractile

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

contractility

play \ˌkän-ˌtrak-ˈti-lə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of contractile

circa 1706

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contractile

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

medical Definition of contractile

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

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