Peristalsis in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Peristalsis

rhythmic, wave-like contraction of the digestive tract that forces food through it

Examples of Peristalsis in a sentence

Muscular peristalsis helps keep food moving downward through wavelike contractions. 🔊

Peristalsis contractions in the woman’s esophagus helped her to swallow her food.  🔊

With a wavelike movement, muscular peristalsis in the man’s stomach kept his food churning. 🔊

Without peristalsis, organs in the digestive system would not contract and properly break down food.  🔊

When peristalsis occurs in certain organs, the muscles wavelike contractions resemble the way an earthworm moves.  🔊

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