Motile Definition

mōtl, mōtīl
Capable of or exhibiting spontaneous motion.
Webster's New World
Moving or having the power to move spontaneously.
Motile spores; motile robots.
American Heritage Medicine
Of or relating to mental imagery that arises primarily from sensations of bodily movement and position rather than from visual or auditory sensations.
American Heritage

Origin of Motile

  • Latin mōtus motion (from) (past participle of movēre to move motion) –ile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin mōtus, perfect passive participle of moveō (“I move") (English move).

    From Wiktionary


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