Definition of “contractile” - English Dictionary

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“contractile” in English

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contractileadjective

uk /kənˈtræk.taɪl/ us /kənˈtræk.t̬əl/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Colorless and highly contractile forms growing in small or large colonies. 
  • The clear space within it is a contractile vesicle. 
  • The contractile power of the capillaries should be improved. 
  • The contractile vacuoles are usually placed in rows upon the edges. 
  • The stalk is very contractile and elastic, constantly changing in shape. 

(Definition of “contractile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)