Mottle vs Motile - What's the difference?
As a verb mottle
is to mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate.
As a noun mottle
is a distinguishing blotch of color.
As an adjective motile is
(biology) having the power to move spontaneously.
To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate.
a distinguishing blotch of color
mottled coloration or pattern
- The most common symptom is a mild mottle on the youngest leaves of infected plants.
(biology) having the power to move spontaneously
, date = 1993-05-06
, title = A Dead Man in Deptford
, first = Anthony
, last = Burgess
, authorlink = Anthony Burgess
, location = London
, publisher = Hutchinson
, isbn = 9780091779771
, ol = 1047075M
, passage = It seemed to him that, if there were a Holy Trinity as the churches taught, this must be unified through a manner of capillary action, Father merging into Son and both into Holy Ghost. So God is motile
as the blood is.
, date = 2010-01-21
, episode = The Proof in the Pudding
, title =
, season = 5
, number = 12
, at = 1:27
, people = (Emily Deschanel
, role =
, passage = And even if they use condoms, Wendell is young. His sperm is likely to be extremely motile
(psychology) of or relating to those mental images that arise from the sensations of bodily movement and position