enterokinesis

[ ĕn′tə-rō-kə-nēsĭs, -kī- ]

n.

Muscular contraction of the alimentary canal, as in peristalsis.

Nearby words

  1. enterogenous cyst,
  2. enterohepatic circulation,
  3. enterohepatitis,
  4. enterohepatocele,
  5. enterokinase,
  6. enterolith,
  7. enterolithiasis,
  8. enterology,
  9. enterolysis,
  10. enteromegaly

Related formsen′ter•o•ki•netic (-nĕtĭk) adj.


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