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borborygmus

[bawr-buh-rig-muh s] /ˌbɔr bəˈrɪg məs/
noun, plural borborygmi
[bawr-buh-rig-mahy] /ˌbɔr bəˈrɪg maɪ/ (Show IPA).
Physiology
1.
a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; < Neo-Latin < Greek borborygmós intestinal rumbling
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British Dictionary definitions for borborygmus

borborygmus

/ˌbɔːbəˈrɪɡməs/
noun (pl) -mi (-maɪ)
1.
rumbling of the stomach
Derived Forms
borborygmal, borborygmic, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Greek
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borborygmus in Medicine

borborygmus bor·bo·ryg·mus (bôr'bə-rĭg'məs)
n. pl. bor·bo·ryg·mī' (-mī')
A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines.

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