peristaltic

peristaltic
\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷tik\ adjective
Etymology: Greek peristaltikos, from (assumed) Greek peristaltos (verbal of Greek peristellein to wrap around, from peri- + stellein to set, place, send) + Greek -ikos -ic — more at stall
: of, relating to, resulting from, or being peristalsis

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  • Peristaltic — Per i*stal tic, a. [Gr. ? clasping and compressing, fr. ? to surround, wrap up; ? round + ? to place, arrange: cf. F. p[ e]ristaltique.] (Physiol.) Applied to the peculiar wormlike wave motion of the intestines and other similar structures,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peristaltic — 1650s, from Modern Latin, from Gk. peristalikos (Galen), lit. contracting around, from peri (see PERI (Cf. peri )) + stalsis checking, constriction, related to stellein draw in, bring together; set in order (see STALL (Cf. stall) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • peristaltic — Relating to peristalsis. * * * peri·stal·tic tik adj of, relating to, resulting from, or being peristalsis <peristaltic contractions> …   Medical dictionary

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  • peristaltic — adjective Etymology: Greek peristaltikos, from peristellein to wrap around, from peri + stellein to place Date: 1655 1. of, relating to, resulting from, or being peristalsis 2. having an action suggestive of peristalsis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peristaltic — peristaltically, adv. /per euh stawl tik, stal /, adj. Physiol. of, pertaining to, or resembling peristalsis. [1645 55; < Gk peristaltikós compressing, equiv. to peri PERI + stal (see PERISTALSIS) + tikos TIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • peristaltic — adjective Of, or pertaining to peristalsis …   Wiktionary

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