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mo·tile  audio  (mtl, mtl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Biology Moving or having the power to move spontaneously: motile spores.
  2. Psychology Of or relating to mental imagery that arises primarily from sensations of bodily movement and position rather than from visual or auditory sensations.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin mtus, motion (from past participle of movre, to move; see motion) + -ile1

OTHER FORMS:
mo·tili·ty  (m-tl-t) KEY (Noun)


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