borborygmi

borborygmi also borborygmus, 17c., from L. borborigmus, from Gk. borborygmos, from borboryzein "to have a rumbling in the bowels," imitative.

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  • Borborygmus — Bowel sounds, the gurgling, rumbling, or growling noise from the abdomen caused by the muscular contractions of peristalsis, the process that moves the contents of the stomach and intestines downward. The plural is borborygmi. Bowel sounds are… …   Medical dictionary

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  • borborygmus — noun (plural borborygmi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek borborygmos, from borboryzein to rumble Date: 1762 intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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