antiperistalsis

[an-tee-per-i-stawl-sis, -stal-, an-tahy-]

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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antiperistalsis

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

antiperistaltic

[ăn′tē-pĕr′ĭ-stôltĭk, -stăl-, ăn′tī-]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to antiperistalsis.
  2. Impeding or arresting peristalsis.

antiperistalsis

[ăn′tē-pĕr′ĭ-stôlsĭs, -stăl-, ăn′tī-]
n.
  1. reversed peristalsis
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