HyperDic: anastalsis

English > 1 sense of the word anastalsis:
NOUNprocessanastalsismuscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
English > anastalsis: 1 sense > noun 1, process
Meaningmuscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis.
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Oppositeperistalsis, vermiculationThe process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along

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