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peristalsisnoun [ U ]

/ˌper·əˈstɔl·sɪs, -ˈstæl-/

biology the repeated movements made in the tube that carries food away from the stomach, which push food and waste through the body

(Definition of “peristalsis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)