peristaltic

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adjective peri·stal·tic \ˌper-ə-ˈstȯl-tik, -ˈstäl-, -ˈstal-\

Definition of peristaltic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, resulting from, or being peristalsis

  2. 2 :  having an action suggestive of peristalsis

Origin and Etymology of peristaltic

Greek peristaltikos, from peristellein to wrap around, from peri- + stellein to place


First Known Use: 1652


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peristaltic

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adjective peri·stal·tic \-tik\

Medical Definition of peristaltic

  1. :  of, relating to, resulting from, or being peristalsis peristaltic contractions


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