(in a mollusk) located opposite the foot.
reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward. noun (physiol) contractions of the intestine that force the contents in the opposite direction to the normal antiperistalsis an·ti·per·i·stal·sis (ān’tē-pěr’ĭ-stôl’sĭs, -stāl’-, ān’tī-) n. See reversed peristalsis.
a deadly or virulent epidemic disease. . something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil. Contemporary Examples If you have dead bodies, pestilence, lice, with a 90 temperature–mosquitoes, flies–then you have serious problems. Haiti’s Grisly Problem Cyril Wecht January 18, 2010 In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, pestilence, and Famine. New York City […]
used against enemy rather than against mechanized vehicles, matériel, etc.: antipersonnel bombs. Historical Examples Hilda was in the slam in Madison, and who the hell knew what the antipersonnel stuff the Madison cops used had done to her. Makers Cory Doctorow It was their antipersonnel sound-cannon, which meant that Lester was around here somewhere. Makers […]
producing or tending to produce infectious or contagious, often epidemic, disease; pestilential. destructive to life; deadly; poisonous. injurious to peace, morals, etc.; pernicious. troublesome, annoying, or mischievous. Historical Examples That’s fine by my troth, these men have pestilent running heads then; do they speak as we do? Beaumont & Fletcher’s Works (8 of 10) Francis […]