Motile



[moht-l, moh-til] /ˈmoʊt l, ˈmoʊ tɪl/

adjective
1.
Biology. moving or capable of moving spontaneously:
motile cells; motile spores.
/ˈməʊtaɪl/
adjective
1.
capable of moving spontaneously and independently
noun
2.
(psychol) a person whose mental imagery strongly reflects movement, esp his own
adj.

“capable of movement,” 1831, back-formation from motility.

motile mo·tile (mōt’l, mō’tīl’)
adj.

mo·til’i·ty (mō-tĭl’ĭ-tē) n.
motile
(mōt’l, mō’tīl’)
Moving or able to move by itself. Sperm and certain spores are motile.

motility noun (mō-tĭl’ĭ-tē)

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