- of, relating to, or resembling peristalsis.
Origin of peristaltic
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Examples from the Web for peristaltic
Observe, too, the rhythm of the peristaltic action of the stomach.
Undoubtedly the peristaltic functions of the intestines can be encouraged by a favorable attitude of the will towards them.Health Through Will Power
James J. Walsh
In cancer, as in many other diseases of the stomach, the peristaltic movements of the intestine are inclined to be sluggish.
Sometimes the peristaltic waves of the stomach can be perceived through the thin abdominal walls.
The peristaltic waves generally pass from left to right, rarely in the opposite direction as well.
Word Origin and History for peristaltic
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