Mottle vs Motile - What's the difference?

mottle | motile |


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.

mottle

English

Verb

(mottl)
  • To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia mottle) (mottles)
  • a distinguishing blotch of color
  • mottled coloration or pattern
  • The most common symptom is a mild mottle on the youngest leaves of infected plants.

    motile

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (biology) having the power to move spontaneously
  • * {{quote-book
  • , 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. }}
  • * {{quote-video
  • , 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
  • Antonyms

    * sessile