con·​trac·​til·​i·​ty ˌkän-ˌtrak-ˈtil-ət-ē How to pronounce contractility (audio)
plural contractilities
: the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting
especially : the power of muscle fibers of shortening into a more compact form

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“Contractility.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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