Origin of motile
Examples from the Web for motile
Even the motile ones can not make their way against fluids secreted or excreted on free surfaces.
Non-motile facultative anarobes usually cloud the broth also, but settle out more rapidly than the motile ones.
Spirochte pallida is an extremely slender, spiral, motile thread, with pointed ends.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
In 36 hours a motile, tadpole-like stage is reached and in a few days the embryo becomes quiescent and nonmotile.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth
By studying living bacteria with this device it can be determined whether they are motile or not.
British Dictionary definitions for motile
Word Origin for motile
Word Origin and History for motile
"capable of movement," 1831, back-formation from motility.