Definition of peristaltic in English:

peristaltic

adjective

Physiology

See peristalsis

  • ‘He also suggested an expiratory wave of peristaltic smooth muscle contraction starting from the periphery to aid in exhalation.’
  • ‘The normal esophagus responds immediately with a reflexive peristaltic contraction, a phenomenon called secondary peristalsis.’
  • ‘Local stimulation by distension along the body of the esophagus will elicit a peristaltic wave at the stimulus site.’
  • ‘These signals pace the peristaltic contractions, determining their frequency, velocity, and direction of migration.’
  • ‘The radiologist commented on poor peristaltic activity.’

Pronunciation

peristaltic

/pɛrɪˈstaltɪk/