The cell substance is irritable, and is endowed with the power of contractility.
Galvanism was tried without the patient showing any contractility.
The long-continued tension of a muscle enfeebles its action, and eventually destroys its contractility.
The contractility of the nerves was so strong that it could not be taken from him.
Some authorities have thought their animality proved by the high degree of contractility which their tissues evince.
It is produced by a loss of contractility of the intestinal wall.
It is said to be due more to a loss of contractility of the bowel than to the narrowing of its lumen.
We will close with a comparison between Glisson's irritability, and Bichat's contractility.
In some of them, with improved nutrition, regeneration takes place with a return of contractility.
Voluntary muscle loses quickly its contractility when a solution of potash is injected into its vessels.
contractile con·trac·tile (kən-trāk'təl, -tīl')
Capable of contracting or causing contraction, as a tissue.