[per-uh-stawl-tik, -stal-] /ˌpɛr əˈstɔl tɪk, -ˈstæl-/
of, relating to, or resembling peristalsis.
1650s, from Modern Latin, from Greek peristaltikos (Galen), literally “contracting around,” from peri (see peri-) “around, about” + stalsis “checking, constriction,” related to stellein “draw in, bring together; set in order” (see diastole).
[pe-ree-ste-ree] /ˌpɛ riˈstɛ ri/ noun 1. a city in SE Greece, constituting part of Greater Athens.
peristole pe·ris·to·le (pə-rĭs’tə-lē) n. The tonic contractions of the walls of the stomach about its contents. per’i·stol’ic (pěr’ĭ-stŏl’ĭk) adj.
[per-uh-stohm] /ˈpɛr əˌstoʊm/ noun 1. Botany. the one or two circles of small, pointed, toothlike appendages around the orifice of a capsule or urn of mosses, appearing when the lid is removed. 2. Zoology. any of various structures or sets of parts that surround or form the walls of a mouth or mouthlike opening. /ˈpɛrɪˌstəʊm/ […]
[per-uh-stahyl] /ˈpɛr əˌstaɪl/ noun, Architecture. 1. a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space. 2. an open space, as a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade. /ˈpɛrɪˌstaɪl/ noun 1. a colonnade that surrounds a court or building 2. an area that is surrounded by a colonnade n. 1610s, from French péristyle “row of columns surrounding […]