nonmotile

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

Definition of nonmotile

: not exhibiting or capable of movement : not motile
  • … separating healthy from non-motile sperm.
  • —Michael Shuler
  • Motile bacteria have flagella, while nonmotile bacteria do not.
  • —Bruce Hofkin

First Known Use of nonmotile

1887

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nonmotile

adjective non·mo·tile \ -ˈmōt-ᵊl, -ˈmō-ˌtīl \
variants: or non-motile

medical Definition of nonmotile

: not exhibiting or capable of movement : not motile
  • nonmotile gram-negative bacterial rods
  • a nonmotile sperm

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