noun, plural bor·bo·ryg·mi [bawr-buh-rig-mahy] /ˌbɔr bəˈrɪg maɪ/. Physiology.
- borax pentahydrate,
- bordeaux mixture,
Origin of borborygmus
Examples from the Web for borborygmi
If the abstinence is continued for two or three days he has borborygmi, occasionally tenesmus.The Fijians|Basil Thomson
Tympanites, borborygmi, and a sensation of fulness in the abdomen accompany the pain or may exist without it.
If the attack be wind colic, the abdomen is enlarged by tympanitic distension; borborygmi and belching occur.
The pain is accompanied by borborygmi, and is succeeded sooner or later by a desire to go to stool.
Borborygmi, the tension of the abdomen, pain, and sensibility to pressure are all intensified.
noun plural -mi (-maɪ)
Word Origin for borborygmus
also borborygmus, 17c., from Latin borborigmus, from Greek borborygmos, from borboryzein "to have a rumbling in the bowels," imitative.