borborygmus

[ bawr-buh-rig-muhs ]
/ ˌbɔr bəˈrɪg məs /

noun, plural bor·bo·ryg·mi [bawr-buh-rig-mahy]. /ˌbɔr bəˈrɪg maɪ/. Physiology.

a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.

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Origin of borborygmus

1710–20; <New Latin <Greek borborygmós intestinal rumbling
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British Dictionary definitions for borborygmus

borborygmus
/ (ˌbɔːbəˈrɪɡməs) /

noun plural -mi (-maɪ)

rumbling of the stomach

Derived forms of borborygmus

borborygmal or borborygmic, adjective

Word Origin for borborygmus

C18: from Greek
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Medical definitions for borborygmus

borborygmus
[ bôr′bə-rĭgməs ]

n. pl. bor•bo•ryg•mī′ (-mī′)

A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines.
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