anastalsis

Definitions of anastalsis
  1. noun
    muscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
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    Antonyms:
    peristalsis, vermiculation
    the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
    type of:
    activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
    an organic process that takes place in the body
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