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peristaltic pump Line breaks: peri|stal¦tic pump

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Definition of peristaltic pump in English:


A mechanical pump in which pressure is provided by the movement of a constriction along a tube, similar to biological peristalsis.
Example sentences
  • A gravity fed perfusion system in combination with a peristaltic pump was used to exchange larger solution volumes.
  • Thus, the duct may have some limited function as a peristaltic pump.
  • The IV tubing connected to the bag of saline is loaded onto the peristaltic pump.
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