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antiperistalsis

[ an-tee-per-i-stawl-sis, -stal-, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌpɛr ɪˈstɔl sɪs, -ˈstæl-, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun Physiology.
reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward.
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Origin of antiperistalsis

OTHER WORDS FROM antiperistalsis

an·ti·per·i·stal·tic [an-tee-per-i-stal-tik, an-tahy-], /ˌæn tiˌpɛr ɪˈstæl tɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antiperistalsis

antiperistalsis
/ (ˌæntɪˌpɛrɪˈstælsɪs) /

noun physiol
contractions of the intestine that force the contents in the opposite direction to the normal

Derived forms of antiperistalsis

antiperistaltic, adjective
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Medical definitions for antiperistalsis

antiperistalsis
[ ăn′tē-pĕr′ĭ-stôlsĭs, -stăl-, ăn′tī- ]

n.
reversed peristalsis
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