noun, plural per·i·stal·ses [per-uh-stawl-seez, -stal-]. /ˌpɛr əˈstɔl siz, -ˈstæl-/. Physiology.
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Origin of peristalsis
OTHER WORDS FROM peristalsishy·per·per·i·stal·sis, noun
Words nearby peristalsis
Example sentences from the Web for peristalsis
I believe you can imagine the result, elimination is prevented because of the stoppage of peristalsis.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
It increases intestinal peristalsis, acts as a mild laxative, and slightly stimulates secretion of bile.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
For is it not indicative of peristalsis that always when the upper parts of the gullet contract the lower parts dilate?
In its modern significance, peristalsis, however, also includes the movements of longitudinal fibres.
I have as much attitude toward it as I do toward osmosis or toward peristalsis.Card Trick|Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for peristalsis
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Derived forms of peristalsisperistaltic, adjectiveperistaltically, adverb
Word Origin for peristalsis
Medical definitions for peristalsis
n. pl. per•i•stal•ses (-sēz)
Other words from peristalsisper′i•stal′tic (-stôl′tĭk, -stăl′-) adj.
Scientific definitions for peristalsis
Cultural definitions for peristalsis
The wavelike, involuntary muscular contractions that move food through the digestive system.