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[an-tee-per-i-stawl-sis, -stal-, an-tahy-]
noun Physiology.
  1. reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward.
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Origin of antiperistalsis

Related formsan·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


noun physiol
  1. contractions of the intestine that force the contents in the opposite direction to the normal
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Derived Formsantiperistaltic, adjective
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antiperistalsis in Medicine


(ăn′tē-pĕr′ĭ-stôlsĭs, -stăl-, ăn′tī-)
  1. reversed peristalsis
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