contractile definition

  • adjective:
    • effective at contracting or causing contraction: Muscle is a contractile muscle.
    • with the capacity of contracting, or of being contracted.
    • maintaining contract; obtaining the energy or home of contracting, or of shrinking into shorter or smaller dimensions.
    • capable of contracting or becoming contracted
  • others:
    • Susceptible of contraction; getting the home of contracting or shrinking into a smaller sized compass or length: as, contractile muscles or materials. Yielding contraction; with the capacity of reducing or making smaller.
    • Specifically In entomology, effective at being doubled in close to the reduced area of this thorax, and fitting into grooves in order to be hardly distinguishable through the basic area: stated associated with legs, etc., of insects.

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