OTHER WORDS FROM contractilecon·trac·til·i·ty [kon-trak-til-i-tee], /ˌkɒn trækˈtɪl ɪ ti/, nounun·con·trac·tile, adjective
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Waste nitrogenous products formed within the cell when work is done are passed out by means of the contractile vacuole.
In another one-celled animal called vorticella, part of the cell has become elongated and is contractile.
The body of the Uterus is formed of a very dense, gray colored, muscular substance, possessing astonishing contractile power.
The supple and contractile segments of the chrysalis serve for the limbs which are wanting to it.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
Rostrif′era, a suborder of gasteropods, with contractile rostrum or snout.