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- adj. Of, or pertaining to peristalsis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Applied to the peculiar wormlike wave motion of the intestines and other similar structures, produced by the successive contraction of the muscular fibers of their walls, forcing their contents onwards.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Compressive; Contracting in succesive circles; of or pertaining to peristalsis; consisting in or exhibiting peristalsis.
- Noting that clectrostatic induction which takes place between two or more conducting wires when inclosed within the same insulating case, as in an ocean cable: a use due to Sir W.Thomson.
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