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Te Reo Pūtaiao

kukuti ~nga

contract, contraction (of a muscle)

tūingoa, tūmahi poro

WHAKAMĀRAMA

Ko te hukihuki o tētahi uaua nā runga i te tuku karere a te ioio. Ko te kukutinga uaua te korikoringa matua o te kotēpana, e nuku whakamua ai te kai i roto i te kōpiro o te tangata.

The sudden pulling of a muscle in response to a nerve impulse. Contractions are the major movement of muscles in peristalsis, which moves food in the human intestine.

Tauira KŌrero

He aha e kukuti ai tētahi uaua?

Whakamāramatia mai te wāhi ki te kukuti uaua i roto i te pūnaha nakunaku kai.

Kia tīmata te kukuti, he tohu tērā kua tae mai te wā whakawhānau.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga

Mā te kukuti o ngā uaua o te paetara o te kōpiro e nuku ai te kai i roto. Ko te kotēpana hei ingoa mō tēnei momo kukutinga:

Tauira KŌrero

He aha e kukuti ai tētahi uaua?

Whakamāramatia mai te wāhi ki te kukuti uaua i roto i te pūnaha nakunaku kai.

Kia tīmata te kukuti, he tohu tērā kua tae mai te wā whakawhānau.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga