contractile contractile

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of contracting or being contracted

Usage(s):

  1. Superconductive fiber and contractile piezoelectrics make for a top-of-the-line PC that's also a kerchief, cravat or shawl.
  2. He built a large, long, flexible pipe with a contractile device at one end.
  3. Superconductive fiber and contractile piezoelectrics makefor a top-of-the-line PC that's also a kerchief, cravat or shawl.

News

  • Tension triggers muscle building

    ( Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry ) Skeletal muscles are built from small contractile units, the sarcomeres. They are connected in a well-ordered series to form myofibrils that span the entire muscle. Contractions of these sarcomeres result in contraction of the respective muscle. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Munich-Martinsried recently identified a key ...
    on March 15, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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