Motile meaning

mōtl, mōtīl
(biology) Moving or having the power to move spontaneously.

Motile spores.

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Moving or able to move by itself. Sperm and certain spores are motile.
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(psychology) Of or relating to mental imagery that arises primarily from sensations of bodily movement and position rather than from visual or auditory sensations.
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(biol.) Capable of or exhibiting spontaneous motion.
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Moving or having the power to move spontaneously.

Motile spores; motile robots.

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(biology) Having the power to move spontaneously.
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(psychology) Of or relating to those mental images that arise from the sensations of bodily movement and position.
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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