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adjective uk   /ˈməʊ.taɪl/  us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬əl/ specialized
(especially of plants, organisms, and very small forms of life) able to move by itself
Translations of “motile”
in Chinese (Traditional) (植物或微生物等)能動的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (植物或微生物等)能动的…
(Definition of motile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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