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motile

1. capable of moving spontaneously and independently
2. Psychol a person whose mental imagery strongly reflects movement, esp his own

motile

[mōd·əl]
(biology)
Being capable of spontaneous movement.
(psychology)
An individual characterized by motor-type mental imagery which takes the form of inner feelings of action.
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A minimum number of motile spermatozoa are required for successful fertilisation through artificial intrauterine insemination with husband's spermatozoa.
However, mean total motile sperm count after sperm preparation in postovulatory IUI group was significantly higher than preovulatory IUI group (56x[10.sup.6]/ml versus 23x[10.susp.6]/ml, respectively, p<0.001).
The interaction between pain and weight groups was significant for progressive motility (p = 0.02), suggesting that the effect of pain level on the percentage of progressively motile sperm was different between the different weight groups.
Our prospective cohort study showed that higher peripubertal serum TCDD and PCDD TEQs were associated with lower sperm concentration, total sperm count, and total motile sperm count measured 10 years later in healthy young men.
Consider the unsteady MHD flow of an electrically conducting fluid containing motile microorganisms between two infinite parallel plates in the presence of a first-order chemical reaction.
(4,5) Use of this method requires that vaginal swab samples be transported immediately to the laboratory, and the swab is used to inoculate liquid media, which is then evaluated microscopically over a period of five days to detect motile forms.
We used the difference in color intensity between the background and concentration spots, [I.sub.B] - [I.sub.C], to quantify live sperm concentration; the difference in color intensity between background and motility spots, [I.sub.B] - [I.sub.M], to quantify motile sperm concentration; and the ratio of motile sperm concentration to live sperm concentration to quantify motility.
Virulence Potential and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Motile Aeromonads Associated with Freshwater Ornamental Fish Culture System: A Possible Threat to Public Health.
Slit-lamp examination revealed motile larvae in the right palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva.
Motile fractions were retrieved from all samples using the direct swim-up technique.
Alkalinizing the urine to achieve a pH 7.5 (pH strips by DIRUI, Changchun, China) offered us the chance to retrieve some motile spermatozoa for a successful ICSI and most importantly the delivery of healthy twins.
Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have identified hundreds of novel genes in the zebrafish that could be functionally identical to the human genes required for forming motile cilia, hair-like structures on the surface of airway cells.