noun, plural per·i·stal·ses [per-uh-stawl-seez, -stal-] /ˌpɛr əˈstɔl siz, -ˈstæl-/. Physiology.
Origin of peristalsis
Examples from the Web for peristalsis
Historical Examples of peristalsis
Otherwise, the peristalsis it awakens may only aggravate the danger.
It is on this roughage or waste material that intestinal movement or peristalsis depends.Health Through Will Power
James J. Walsh
If, however, cold increases pain and peristalsis, it should be abandoned.
In this stage the peristalsis of the gullet is sufficient to force the food through the cardia.
For is it not indicative of peristalsis that always when the upper parts of the gullet contract the lower parts dilate?
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for peristalsis
1859, Modern Latin peristalsis; see peristaltic.
n. pl. per•i•stal•ses (-sēz)
The wavelike, involuntary muscular contractions that move food through the digestive system.