not able to move; not motile.

Origin of immotile

First recorded in 1870–75; im-2 + motile
Related formsim·mo·til·i·ty [im-oh-til-i-tee] /ˌɪm oʊˈtɪl ɪ ti/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(esp of living organisms or their parts) not capable of moving spontaneously and independently
Derived Formsimmotility (ˌɪməʊˈtɪlɪtɪ), noun
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immotile in Medicine


[ĭ-mōtl, ĭ-mōtīl′]


Not moving or lacking the ability to move.
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