motility
noun see motile I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Motility — Mo*til i*ty, n. [Cf. F. motilit[ e].] (Physiol.) Capability of motion; contractility. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • motility — (n.) capacity of movement, 1827, from Fr. motilité (1827), from L. mot , stem of movere to move (see MOVE (Cf. move) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Motility — Motile redirects here. For the independent British record label, see Motile (record label). Motility is a biological term which refers to the ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process. Most animals are motile but …   Wikipedia

  • motility — The power of spontaneous movement. * * * mo·til·i·ty mō til ət ē n, pl ties the quality or state of being motile: CONTRACTILITY <gastrointestinal motility> * * * mo·til·i·ty (mo tilґĭ te) 1. spontaneous movement. 2. the ability to move …   Medical dictionary

  • motility — noun 1. ability to move spontaneously and independently • Ant: ↑immotility • Derivationally related forms: ↑motile • Hypernyms: ↑mobility 2. a change of position that does not entail a change of location the reflex motion of his eyebr …   Useful english dictionary

  • motility — See motile. * * * …   Universalium

  • motility — noun The state or degree of being motile …   Wiktionary

  • motility — mo·til·i·ty || məʊ tɪlÉ™tɪ n. mobility, capacity to move …   English contemporary dictionary

  • motility — mo·til·i·ty …   English syllables

  • Motility (Steve Kuhn album) — Motility Studio album by Steve Kuhn Released 1977 …   Wikipedia

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