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In order for your body to propel food through your digestive system, the muscles in your stomach and intestines are constantly contracting to push your food downward in a process called peristalsis .
As in other animals’ digestive systems, food is moved around this eight- (or ten- or 12-) lobed gut by peristalsis, a wavelike motion of the gut walls.
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Origin and Etymology of peristalsis
First Known Use: 1847See Words from the same year
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