Contractile



[kuh n-trak-tl, -til] /kənˈtræk tl, -tɪl/

adjective
1.
capable of or causing contraction.
/kənˈtræktaɪl/
adjective
1.
having the power to contract or to cause contraction
adj.

1706, from French contractile, from Latin contract-, past participle stem of contrahere (see contract (n.)). Related: Contractility. Contractile vacuole is from 1877.

contractile con·trac·tile (kən-trāk’təl, -tīl’)
adj.
Capable of contracting or causing contraction, as a tissue.
con’trac·til’i·ty (kŏn’trāk-tĭl’ĭ-tē) n.

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