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Definitions of contractility

  1. the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting esp by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Capable of contraction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. The quality or property by which bodies shrink or contract. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The power possessed by the fibers of living muscle of contracting or shortening. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The ability or property of shortening or becoming reduced in size. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. The inherent quality or force by which bodies shrink or contract. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Inherent quality or force by which some bodies shrink or contract. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. The power by which muscle-fibres are enabled to contract. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  10. [Latin] The power by which muscle-fibres are enabled to contract. na
  11. hat vital property, which gives, to certain parts, the power of contracting. The muscles of locomotion are endowed with a power of voluntary contractility,or one dependent immediately on the action of the brain: - the muscles of the viscera of digestion, and other internal organs, enjoy an involuntary contractility. Contractility and irritability are frequently used synonymously to signify the property possessed by an tissue of contraction the application of an appropriate stimulus. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  12. Ability to contract or grow shorter na
  13. Ability to contract with a suitable stimulus. American pocket medical dictionary.
  14. Capacity for or tendency to contraction; especially capacity for responding to stimulation by movement. Appleton's medical dictionary.
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