reversed peristalsis


A wave of intestinal contraction in a direction the reverse of normal, by which the contents of the tube are forced backward.antiperistalsis

Nearby words

  1. reverse transcription,
  2. reverse video,
  3. reverse-charge,
  4. reverse-engineer,
  5. reversed coarctation,
  6. reversed prausnitz-küstner reaction,
  7. reversely,
  8. reversi,
  9. reversible,
  10. reversible calcinosis

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