peristole

[ pə-rĭstə-lē ]

n.

The tonic contractions of the walls of the stomach about its contents.

Nearby words

  1. perissodactyl,
  2. peristalith,
  3. peristalsis,
  4. peristaltic,
  5. peristerite,
  6. peristome,
  7. peristyle,
  8. peristylium,
  9. peristéri,
  10. peritectic

Related formsper′i•stolic (pĕr′ĭ-stŏlĭk) adj.


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