- contracted kidney,
- contracted pelvis,
- contractile vacuole,
- contraction joint,
Origin of contractile
Examples from the Web for contractile
An important indication is to restore the tone and contractile power of the muscular coat of the stomach.
(Gymnostomaceae); showing the reticulate arrangement of the endosarc, b, contractile vacuoles; c, the cuticle-lined pharynx.
In Gasteropods it is usually not filled with yolk, but contains a cavity, traversed by contractile mesoblastic cells.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The contractile effect of the muscles, in producing the varied movements of the system, may be seen in the bending of the elbow.
The contractile vacuole is posterior and dorsal to the long axis of the body.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins
1706, from French contractile, from Latin contract-, past participle stem of contrahere (see contract (n.)). Related: Contractility. Contractile vacuole is from 1877.