Origin of peristaltic
Examples from the Web for peristaltic
Absence of peristaltic sounds is always an indication of disease, and suggests exhaustion or paralysis of the intestines.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
The peristaltic waves generally pass from left to right, rarely in the opposite direction as well.
The ganglia of Auerbach and of Meissner in the intestinal wall are sufficient for the development of peristaltic waves.
Peristaltic movements are constantly taking place in the digestive tract.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
In either of these cases, the peristaltic action of the intestines becomes enfeebled, and constipation ensues.A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication|Daniel Clark
Word Origin and History for peristaltic
1650s, from Modern Latin, from Greek peristaltikos (Galen), literally "contracting around," from peri (see peri-) "around, about" + stalsis "checking, constriction," related to stellein "draw in, bring together; set in order" (see diastole).