HyperDic: peristalsis

English > 1 sense of the word peristalsis:
NOUNprocessperistalsis, vermiculationthe process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
English > peristalsis: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along.
Synonymvermiculation
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Oppositeanastalsismuscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
Spanishperistalsis, peristaltismo
Catalanperistaltisme

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