un motile

motile

[moht-l, moh-til]
adjective
Biology. moving or capable of moving spontaneously: motile cells; motile spores.

Origin:
1860–65; < Latin mōt(us) (past participle of movēre to move, set in motion) + -ile

motility [moh-til-i-tee] , noun
nonmotile, adjective
nonmotility, noun
supermotility, noun
unmotile, adjective
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motile (ˈməʊtaɪl)
 
adj
1.  capable of moving spontaneously and independently
 
n
2.  psychol a person whose mental imagery strongly reflects movement, esp his own
 
[C19: from Latin mōtus moved, from movēre to move]
 
motility
 
n

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motile
1864, from L. mot-, pp. stem of movere (see move).
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motile mo·tile (mōt'l, mō'tīl')
adj.

  1. Moving or having the power to move spontaneously.

  2. Of or relating to mental imagery that arises primarily from sensations of bodily movement and position rather than from visual or auditory sensations.


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

motility noun (mō-tĭl'ĭ-tē)
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