immotile

[ih-moht-l]
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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
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immotile

adjective
  1. (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

immotile

[ĭ-mōtl, ĭ-mōtīl′]
adj.
  1. Not moving or lacking the ability to move.
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