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Definition of "peristaltic" [per•i•stal•tic]

  • Of, or pertaining to peristalsis. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "peristaltic" in a sentence
  • "As previously stated they are not eaten as they were created, but have been put through a prolonged milling process or other method of preparation which not only eliminates many elements of nourishment but also breaks up the food into the most minute particles, thus eliminating the rough, coarse and fibrous material in the food which ordinarily arouses what is known as the peristaltic activity of the bowels."
  • "In applying the ear to the flank, on either the right or left side, certain bubbling sounds may be heard that are known as peristaltic sounds, because they are produced by peristalsis, or wormlike contraction of the intestines."
  • "This occasions a worm like motion of the whole intestines, which is called their peristaltic motion."