peristaltic pump

noun

: a pump in which fluid is forced along by waves of contraction produced mechanically on flexible tubing

Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peristaltic pump was in 1958

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“Peristaltic pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peristaltic%20pump. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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