Definition of peristaltic
1 : of, relating to, resulting from, or being peristalsis
2 : having an action suggestive of peristalsis
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Dr Woods suspected that, in an evolutionary two-for-one, this peristaltic action is also moving oxygen.
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Origin and Etymology of peristaltic
Greek peristaltikos, from peristellein to wrap around, from peri- + stellein to place
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