The asexual spores, which are not motile, are formed in some of the surface cells of the thallus.
The spirochetes are motile but flagella have not been shown to be present.
Many forms are motile—some in virtue of fine thread-like flagella, and others through contractility of the protoplasm.
These petioles are provided with a series of motile leaflets.
In a motile tissue contraction of a cell causes a physical deformation and stimulation of the neighbouring cell.
Bacteria which are thus capable of independent movement are spoken of as motile bacteria.
The motile organs are cirri and cilia, all inserted in the constriction.
By studying living bacteria with this device it can be determined whether they are motile or not.
This nonmotile stage is infective whereas the motile embryonic stage is not.
Non-motile facultative anarobes usually cloud the broth also, but settle out more rapidly than the motile ones.
motile mo·tile (mōt'l, mō'tīl')
Moving or having the power to move spontaneously.
Of or relating to mental imagery that arises primarily from sensations of bodily movement and position rather than from visual or auditory sensations.