|the innermost digit of the forelimb; thumb.|
|the depression in the center of the surface of the abdomen indicating the point of attachment of the umbilical cord to the embryo; navel.|
|—vb (usually foll by about)|
|1.||to report; rumour: it was bruited about that the king was dead|
|2.||med an abnormal sound heard within the body during auscultation, esp a heart murmur|
|a. a rumour|
|b. a loud outcry; clamour|
|[C15: via French from Medieval Latin brūgītus, probably from Vulgar Latin bragere (unattested) to yell + Latin rugīre to roar]|
bruit bru·it (br&oomacr;'ē)
A sound, especially an abnormal one, heard in auscultation.
a rumour or report (Jer. 10:22, R.V. "rumour;" Nah. 3:19).