borborygmus

borborygmus

[bawr-buh-rig-muhs]
noun, plural borborygmi [bawr-buh-rig-mahy] . Physiology.
a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.

Origin:
1710–20; < Neo-Latin < Greek borborygmós intestinal rumbling

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borborygmus (ˌbɔːbəˈrɪɡməs)
 
n , pl -mi
rumbling of the stomach
 
[C18: from Greek]
 
borbo'rygmal
 
adj
 
borbo'rygmic
 
adj

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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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