Biol. capable of or exhibiting spontaneous motion
Origin of motilefrom Classical Latin motus, past participle of movere, to move + -ile
- Biology Moving or having the power to move spontaneously: motile spores.
- Psychology Of or relating to mental imagery that arises primarily from sensations of bodily movement and position rather than from visual or auditory sensations.
Origin of motileLatin mōtus motion ( from ) ( past participle of movēre to move ; see motion . ) -ile 1
(comparative more motile, superlative most motile)
From Latin mÅtus, perfect passive participle of moveÅ (“I move") (English move).