peristaltic

[ per-uh-stawl-tik, -stal- ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈstɔl tɪk, -ˈstæl- /

adjective Physiology.

of, relating to, or resembling peristalsis.

Origin of peristaltic

1645–55; < Greek peristaltikós compressing, equivalent to peri- peri- + stal- (see peristalsis) + -tikos -tic

OTHER WORDS FROM peristaltic

per·i·stal·ti·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·per·i·stal·tic, adjective
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