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per·i·stal·sis

 (pĕr′ĭ-stôl′sĭs, -stăl′-)
n. pl. per·i·stal·ses (-sēz)
The wavelike muscular contractions of the digestive tract or other tubular structures by which contents are forced onward toward the opening.

[New Latin, from Greek peristaltikos, peristaltic, from peristellein, to wrap around : peri-, peri- + stellein, to place; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·stal′tic (-stôl′tĭk, -stăl′-) adj.
per′i·stal′ti·cal·ly adv.

peristalsis

(ˌpɛrɪˈstælsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Physiology) physiol the succession of waves of involuntary muscular contraction of various bodily tubes, esp of the alimentary tract, where it effects transport of food and waste products
[C19: from New Latin, from peri- + Greek stalsis compression, from stellein to press together]
ˌperiˈstaltic adj
ˌperiˈstaltically adv

per•i•stal•sis

(ˌpɛr əˈstɔl sɪs, -ˈstæl-)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
progressive waves of involuntary muscle contractions and relaxations that move matter along certain tubelike structures of the body, as ingested food along the alimentary canal.
[1855–60; < New Latin < Greek peri- peri- + stálsis contraction =stal- (variant s. of stéllein to set, bring together, compress) + -sis -sis]
per`i•stal′tic, adj.
per`i•stal′ti•cal•ly, adv.

per·i·stal·sis

(pĕr′ĭ-stôl′sĭs)
The wave-like muscle contractions in the organs of the digestive tract that push food into the stomach and then to the intestines. Peristalsis starts in the esophagus and ends when digested food is eliminated as waste.

peristalsis

the process of contraction and relaxation by which products are moved through the alimentary canal. Cf. diastalsis.peristaltic, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions

peristalsis

1. Rhythmic contractions in the walls of tubular organs that push the contents onward, e.g. food in the intestine.
2. Waves of muscular contraction that force substances through passageways, such as the alimentary canal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peristalsis - the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
anastalsis - muscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
Translations

peristalsis

[ˌperɪˈstælsɪs] N (peristalses (pl)) [ˌperɪˈstælsiːz]peristalsis f

peristalsis

nPeristaltik f

peristalsis

[ˌpɛrɪˈstælsɪs] nperistalsi f

per·i·stal·sis

n. peristalsis, contracciones ondulantes de estructuras tubulares tal como el canal alimenticio, cuyo movimiento fuerza el contenido almacenado hacia afuera en dirección descendiente.

peristalsis

n peristaltismo, peristalsis f
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