adjective. capable of contracting or being contracted.
Sentences with contractile
You girth-hitch the assist band to a pull-up bar, slide your knee or foot into the dangling loop and let the band's contractile strength assist you in the pull-up motion.
2. Noun, singular or mass
If, say, you begin to lift heavier in the gym, the size and amount of contractile proteins will increase over time.
3. Verb, base form
This value applies to contractile cells; for conducting cells, it is closer to −60 mV.