adjective Date: 1872 lacking motility

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  • immotile — [i mōt′ l] adj. not motile; unable to move …   English World dictionary

  • immotile — immotility /im oh til i tee/, n. /i moht l/, adj. not able to move; not motile. [1870 75; IM 2 + MOTILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • immotile — adjective Not motile (lacking the ability to move) See Also: immotility …   Wiktionary

  • immotile — adj. unable to move …   English contemporary dictionary

  • immotile — im·motile …   English syllables

  • immotile — im•mo•tile [[t]ɪˈmoʊt l[/t]] adj. not able to move; not motile • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • immotile — /ɪˈmoʊtaɪl/ (say i mohtuyl) adjective Botany, Zoology not motile; not capable of motion …   Australian English dictionary

  • immotile — adjective (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement • Syn: ↑nonmotile • Similar to: ↑immobile • Derivationally related forms: ↑immotility • Topics: ↑microorganism, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • immotile cilia syndrome — Congenital defect in dynein (either absent or inactive) that leads to male sterility and poor bronchial function. Interestingly, non ciliated cells show altered locomotion and 50% of patients have Kartagener s syndrome …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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