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

noun Physiology.

reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun physiol

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


[ăn′tē-pĕr′ĭ-stôltĭk, -stăl-, ăn′tī-]


Of or relating to antiperistalsis.
Impeding or arresting peristalsis.


[ăn′tē-pĕr′ĭ-stôlsĭs, -stăl-, ăn′tī-]


reversed peristalsis
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