peristaltic

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

Definition of peristaltic

1 :of, relating to, resulting from, or being peristalsis
2 :having an action suggestive of peristalsis

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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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peristaltic

adjective peri·stal·tic \ -tik \

medical Definition of peristaltic

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