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==Movements==
 
==Movements==
Movements{{Clarify|date=April 2010}} can be:
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* along a chemical gradient (see [[chemotaxis]])
 
* along a chemical gradient (see [[chemotaxis]])
 
* along a temperature gradient (see [[thermotaxis]])
 
* along a temperature gradient (see [[thermotaxis]])

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Motility is a biological term which refers to the ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process. Most animals are motile but the term applies to single-celled and simple multicellular organisms, as well as to some mechanisms of fluid flow in multicellular organs, in addition to animal locomotion. Motile marine animals are commonly called free-swimming.

The opposite of motility is sessility.

Motility may also refer to an organism's ability to move food through its digestive tract, i.e., peristaltics (gut motility, intestinal motility, etc.).[1]


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