retrostalsis

noun
ret·​ro·​stal·​sis | \ ˌre-trō-ˈstȯl-səs How to pronounce retrostalsis (audio) , -ˈstäl- How to pronounce retrostalsis (audio) , -ˈstal- \
plural retrostalses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce retrostalses (audio) \

Medical Definition of retrostalsis

: backward motion of the intestines : reversed peristalsis

Other Words from retrostalsis

retrostaltic \ -​tik How to pronounce retrostaltic (audio) \ adjective

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“Retrostalsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/retrostalsis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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