diastalsis

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diastalsis (ˌdaɪəˈstælsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
See also peristalsis a downward wave of contraction occurring in the intestine during digestion
 
[C20: New Latin, from dia- + (peri)stalsis]
 
dia'staltic
 
adj

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diastalsis di·a·stal·sis (dī'ə-stôl'sĭs, -stāl'-)
n.
Peristalsis in which a region of inhibition precedes the wave of contraction, as in the intestinal tract.


di'a·stal'tic (-stôl'tĭk, -stāl'-) adj.
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