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contractile

 [kon-trak´til]
having the power or tendency to contract in response to a suitable stimulus.

con·trac·tile

(kon-trak'tīl),
Having the property of contracting.

contractile

/con·trac·tile/ (kon-trak´til) able to contract in response to a suitable stimulus.

contractile

(kən-trăk′təl, -tīl′)
adj.
Capable of contracting or causing contraction: Muscle is a contractile tissue.

con′trac·til′i·ty (kŏn′trăk-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

contractile

[kəntrak′tīl]
Etymology: L, con, with, trahere, to draw
capable of becoming reduced in size or length or of being drawn together in response to some stimulus.

con·trac·tile

(kon-trak'tīl)
Having the property of contracting.

contractile

Capable of contracting or of causing contraction.

contractile

having the power or tendency to contract in response to a suitable stimulus.

contractile proteins
myosin, the main constituent of thick filaments of muscle, and actin, main constituent of thin muscle filaments.