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English definition of “peristalsis”


noun [U]     /ˌper.ɪˈstæl.sɪs/ US  /-ˈstɑːl-/ specialized
the repeated movements made by the muscle walls in the digestive tract tightening and then relaxing, which push food and waste through the bodyThe digestive system
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