from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not moving or lacking the ability to move.
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- adj. Not motile (lacking the ability to move)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not motile; stationary; not moving.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement
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In the gloom I could make out the doctor, still sitting in the small rocking chair, fully alert, chin cupped in his hand as he considered with bloodshot eye the immotile form before him.
“And they currently have forty-two ships searching for an immotile civilization beyond the region of space we Firewalled.”
In Drosophila, our screens did not permit the recovery of motility mutants, although immotile larval phenotypes could be recognized in principle by an abnormal distortion of the larval cuticle in the unhatched embryo.
Rhesus monkey and human spermatozoa, for example, became totally immotile within 30 seconds of contacting the oil.
While many forms are fixed to the substratum, others are free, being in this condition either motile or immotile.
_Micrococcus phosphorens_, an immotile round, or almost round organism.
Nearly all cocci are immotile, while the bacilli may or may not be.
The non-covalent bonds could lead to an inactivation of the surface proteins and the parasites could thus be rendered immotile.
[[Reproduction]] occurs during the immotile phase.
Both plasmodial and cellular slime molds have a motile phase when growth and ingestion of food occurs and an immotile reproductive phase, and they differ mainly in their motile phase.