- Usually bowels. the intestine.
- a part of the intestine.
- the inward or interior parts: the bowels of the earth.
- Archaic. feelings of pity or compassion.
Origin of bowel
OTHER WORDS FROM bowelbow·el·less, adjective
Words nearby bowel
How to use bowel in a sentence
I’d been cramped beneath claustrophobic sheets of canvas or assorted high-tech fabrics and snoring recycled air on the shoulders of some mountain or in the bowels of some canyon.
In the bowels of the stadium, near where the athletes lined up to enter the ceremonies for the scaled down parade of nations, hung a true catch-all sign that captured the essentials that the pandemic has prioritized.What You Didn’t See on TV at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony|Sean Gregory, Alice Park and Aria Chen/Tokyo|July 23, 2021|Time
With each minute that I advanced further into the bowels of Louisiana, the strange feeling grew within me that if we got lost no one would be able to find us.
His face hit the pavement, and he lost control of his bowels.
Medics hypothesized that the large intestine was a visceral leftover from the time when our ancestors had to run from predators and often didn’t have time to stop long enough to empty their bowels.The Man Who Drank Cholera and Launched the Yogurt Craze - Issue 100: Outsiders|Lina Zeldovich|May 19, 2021|Nautilus
Anything in your gut sticks to the surface of charcoal like a magnet and gets carried out through a bowel movement.
Take, for example, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects some 15 percent of Americans.
The tumor in his colon had spread to four of his lymph nodes and penetrated the bowel wall.
The thing is that autoimmune diseases—like diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis—are on the rise.
But new research shows it is indeed real, and may be the cause of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and more.
Yellowish or brown, needle-like or rhombic crystals of hematoidin (Fig. 32) may be seen after hemorrhage into the bowel.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Glycerine and soapy water, equal parts, may be introduced into the bowel for temporary relief of a persistent constipation.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
Hence it follows that the lower bowel should be emptied of this matter as frequently as possible, at least once a day.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
This contains no food value, and does not ferment, but fills the lower bowel and stimulates it to activity.
Stomach and bowel troubles, and the nervous disorders occasioned by these, stop almost immediately when you fast.