antiperistalsis

noun
an·​ti·​peri·​stal·​sis | \ -ˌper-ə-ˈstȯl-səs, -ˈstäl-, -ˈstal- How to pronounce antiperistalsis (audio) \
plural antiperistalses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce antiperistalses (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiperistalsis

: reversed peristalsis

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