Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (biology) Having the power to move spontaneously.
1993 May 6, Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford, London: Hutchinson, ISBN 9780091779771, OL 1047075M:
- It seemed to him that, if there were a Holy Trinity as the churches taught, this must be unified through a manner of capillary action, Father merging into Son and both into Holy Ghost. So God is motile as the blood is.
- Producing motion.
- motile powers
- (psychology) Of or relating to those mental images that arise from the sensations of bodily movement and position.
Having the power to move spontaneously
motile (plural motiles)
- (psychology) A person whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action, such as incipient pronunciation of words, muscular innervations, etc.