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motile

adjective mo·tile \ ˈmō-tᵊl , -ˌtī(-ə)l \

Definition of motile

: exhibiting or capable of movement

motility

play \mō-ˈti-lə-tē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of motile

Latin motus, past participle of movēre


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motile

noun

Definition of motile

: a person whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action

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First Known Use of motile

1886

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motile

adjective mo·tile \ ˈmōt-ᵊl , ˈmō-ˌtīl \

medical Definition of motile

: exhibiting or capable of movement
  • motile cilia

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motile

noun

medical Definition of motile

: a person whose prevailing mental imagery is motor rather than visual or auditory and takes the form of inner feelings of action — compare audile, tactile, visualizer

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