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perissodactyl | perissodactyl mammal | perissodactyla | perissological | perissology | peristalsis | peristaltic | peristediinae | peristedion | peristedion miniatum | peristeria

peristalsis

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Noun
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per=i=stal=sis

CIDE DICTIONARY

peristalsisn. [NL. See Peristaltic.].
     Peristaltic contraction or action.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

peristalsis, n. an involuntary muscular wavelike movement by which the contents of the alimentary canal etc. are propelled along.

Derivative
peristaltic adj. peristaltically adv.
Etymology
mod.L f. Gk peristello wrap around (as PERI-, stello place)

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