motile

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mo·tile / ˈmōtl; ˈmōˌtīl/ • adj. 1. Zool. & Bot. (of cells, gametes, and single-celled organisms) capable of motion.2. Psychol. of, relating to, or characterized by responses that involve muscular rather than audiovisual sensations.DERIVATIVES: mo·til·i·ty / mōˈtilətē/ n.

motile

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motile (moh-tyl) adj. being able to move spontaneously, without external aid: usually applied to a microorganism or a cell.

motile

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motile Capable of independent locomotion.

motile

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motile Capable of independent locomotion.

motile

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motile Capable of independent locomotion.