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contractile

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

(kon-trak'tīl),
Having the property of contracting.
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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.
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con·trac·tile

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

Capable of contracting or of causing contraction.
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