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 (văj′əl, -īl)
Able or tending to move from place to place or disperse: a vagile animal species.

[Latin vagus, wandering + -ile.]

va·gil·i·ty (və-jĭl′ĭ-tē, vă-) n.
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(Zoology) able to move freely
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(ˈvædʒ əl; esp. Brit. -aɪl)

adj. Biol.
able to move freely, as organisms.
[1885–90; < Latin vag(us) wandering]
va•gil•i•ty (vəˈdʒɪl ɪ ti) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vagile - having freedom to move about; "vagile aquatic animals"
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
sessile - permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about; "sessile marine animals and plants"
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