peristole pe·ris·to·le (pə-rĭs’tə-lē)
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 […]
[per-uh-stahy-lee-uh m, -stil-ee-] /ˌpɛr əˈstaɪ li əm, -ˈstɪl i-/ noun, plural peristylia [per-uh-stahy-lee-uh, -stil-ee-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈstaɪ li ə, -ˈstɪl i ə/ (Show IPA) 1. a peristyle.
[per-i-tek-tik] /ˌpɛr ɪˈtɛk tɪk/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. of or noting the phase intermediate between a solid and the liquid that results from the melting of the solid.