contractile

[kuhn-trak-tl, -til]
adjective
capable of contracting or causing contraction.

Origin:
1700–10; contract + -ile

contractility [kon-trak-til-i-tee] , noun
uncontractile, adjective
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contractile (kənˈtræktaɪl)
 
adj
having the power to contract or to cause contraction
 
contractility
 
n

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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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Example sentences for Contractile
Muscle cells form the active contractile tissue of the body known as muscle tissue.
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