Definitions for "Contractile"
Keywords:  rhizome, seedling, closer, bulb, able
Describes a root that is able to draw a bulb, rhizome, or seedling into the soil or closer to the surface.
tending to contract; having the power or property of contracting, or of shrinking into shorter or smaller dimensions; as, the contractile tissues.
capable of contracting or being contracted; "the contractile wings of an insect"
Contractile means being capable of contracting or producing contraction (becoming shorter in length or size).