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motility

 [mo-til´ĭ-te]
the ability or power to move spontaneously.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē),
The power of spontaneous movement.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē)
The power of spontaneous movement.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

motility

motion.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Motility

Motility is spontaneous movement. One example is the automatic stomach contractions that move the food content along from the stomach into the intestines. A motility disease is one that involves changes in the way the stomach contracts.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Second, we calculated the HOOFs of all optical flow field extracted from the intracellular motion, and the Euclidean distances of the consecutive HOOFs were used to quantify the cell mobility in vivo.
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