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Pronunciation: en'ter-o-pa-re'sis, -par'i-sis

Definition: Rarely used term for a state of diminished or absent peristalsis with flaccidity of the muscles of the intestinal walls.

[entero- + G. paresis, slackening, relaxation]

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