catastalsis

[kăt′ə-stôlsĭs, -stăl-]

n.

A downward wave of contraction occurring in the gastrointestinal tract during digestion.

Nearby words

  1. corpus luteum,
  2. corpus luteum hormone,
  3. corpus spongiosum,
  4. corpus striatum,
  5. corpus vile,
  6. corpuscular,
  7. corpuscular lymph,
  8. corpuscular radiation,
  9. corpuscular theory,
  10. corpuscule


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