Etymology
Advertisement

peristalsis (n.)

"involuntary muscular movements of hollow organs of the body," especially the alimentary canal, 1859, from Modern Latin peristalsis; see peristaltic.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of peristalsis

peristalsis (n.)
the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along;
Synonyms: vermiculation
From wordnet.princeton.edu