Definitions for: Motility


[n] a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
[n] ability to move spontaneously and independently



Webster (1913) Definition: Mo*til"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. motilit['e].] (Physiol.)
Capability of motion; contractility.

Synonyms: motion, move, movement

Antonyms: immotility

See Also: abduction, adduction, agitation, body English, change, circumduction, closing, dart, disturbance, eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy, eversion, everting, fetal movement, flicker, flit, flutter, foetal movement, gesture, headshake, headshaking, inclination, inclining, inversion, jerk, jerking, jolt, kick, kicking, kneel, kneeling, lurch, mobility, nystagmus, opening, pitch, pitching, posing, prostration, quiver, quivering, reach, reaching, reciprocation, reclining, retraction, retroflection, retroflexion, rotation, shutting, sitting, span, squat, squatting, squirm, standing, straddle, stretch, stroke, sweep, upending, vibration, wave, waver, wiggle, wriggle

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