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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of, relating to, or resulting from successive waves of involuntary contraction passing along the walls of the intestine.

Usage examples (35)
  • This occasions a worm like motion of the whole intestines, which is called their peristaltic motion.
  • What produces the peristaltic movement of the stomach?
  • Like you, I got reverse peristaltic urges in my oesophagus as she spoke '.
  • The simplest systems were just a tube shaped muscle that moved fluid by peristaltic action. for more
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