[ 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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How to use borborygmus in a sentence
The intestines undergo an augmentation in peristalsis and borborygmi are heard.
Tympanites, borborygmi, and a sensation of fulness in the abdomen accompany the pain or may exist without it.
No signs of indigestion may appear, but eructations of tasteless gas, or even borborygmi, may be complained of.
If the attack be wind colic, the abdomen is enlarged by tympanitic distension; borborygmi and belching occur.
British Dictionary definitions for borborygmus
Derived forms of borborygmusborborygmal or borborygmic, adjective
Word Origin for borborygmus
C18: from Greek
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Medical definitions for borborygmus
n. pl. bor•bo•ryg•mī′ (-mī′)
A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines.
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