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contractility

[ kon-trak-til-i-tee ]
/ ˌkɒn trækˈtɪl ɪ ti /
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noun
the property, as of muscle or other tissue, of being able to contract, or draw itself together, reducing its dimensions: Improvements in the contractility of the heart can be measured by a number of different methods to determine how much blood the heart pumps with each beat.
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