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peristalsis Explained

peristalsis at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) peristalses

peristalsis at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1859, formed in Mod.L. after Gk. peristalikos "contracting around." ///

peristalsis at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Progressive wavelike muscle contractions in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and sometimes in the ureters and other hollow tubes. The waves can be short, local reflexes or long, continuous contractions along the length of the organ. In the esophagus, peristaltic waves push food into the stomach. In the stomach, they help mix stomach contents and propel food to the small intestine, where they expose food to the intestinal wall for absorption and move it forward. Peristalsis in the large intestine pushes waste toward the anal canal and is important in removing gas and dislodging potential bacterial colonies.

Peristalsis at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Peristalsis \Per`i*stal"sis\, n. [NL. See {Peristaltic}.]
Peristaltic contraction or action.

peristalsis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the
alimentary tract that moves food along [syn: {vermiculation}]
[ant: {anastalsis}]
[also: {peristalses} (pl)]

peristalsis at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » περισταλτικός||lang=grc Inter: term » δύναμις||peristaltic action of the bowels, by which their contents are propelled|lang=grc, from Inter: term » περιστέλλω||wrap around|lang=grc, from Inter: term » περί||around|lang=grc + Inter: term » στέλλω||I place|lang=grc.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˌpɛɹɪˈstalsɪs/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˌpɛɹɪˈstælsɪs/|/ˌpɛɹɪˈstɑlsɪs/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-peristalsis.ogg|Audio (US), Inter: audio » en-us-peristalsis-2.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » pl=peristalses

  • Inter: medicin » e The rhythmic, wave-like contraction of the digestive tract that forces food through it.

    Derived terms

    * peristaltic


    Inter: trans-top » rhythmic contraction of the digestive tract
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|գալարակծկանք|tr=galarakçkank’|sc=Armn, Inter: t- » hy|պերիստալտիկա|tr=peristaltika|sc=Armn
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|перыстальтыка|f|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|перисталтика|sc=Cyrl
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|peristaltik
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|peristaltiikka
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|péristaltisme|m
  • German: Peristaltik {{f}}
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|περίσταλσις|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|peristalsi
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|perystaltyka|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|peristaltismo|m, Inter: t- » pt|peristalse|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|peristaltică|f, Inter: t+ » ro|peristaltism|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|перистальтика|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=peristál'tika
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|peristalsis|f
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|peristalti
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|перистальтика|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
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    Inter: es-noun » f|pl=peristalsis
  • peristalsis

    Related terms

    * peristáltico
    • antiperistáltico

    Translation: el » peristalsis
    Translation: es » peristalsis
    Translation: fa » peristalsis
    Translation: fr » peristalsis
    Translation: ko » peristalsis
    Translation: id » peristalsis
    Translation: hu » peristalsis
    Translation: pl » peristalsis
    Translation: ta » peristalsis
    Translation: vi » peristalsis
    Translation: zh » peristalsis