- not able to move; not motile.
Origin of immotile
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Nearly all cocci are immotile, while the bacilli may or may not be.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition
H. L. Russell
While many forms are fixed to the substratum, others are free, being in this condition either motile or immotile.
The cause of this luminosity is Micrococcus phosphorens, an immotile round, or almost round organism.
- (esp of living organisms or their parts) not capable of moving spontaneously and independently
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- Not moving or lacking the ability to move.
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