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borborygmus

 [bor″bor-ig´mus] (pl. borboryg´mi)
a rumbling noise caused by propulsion of gas through the intestines; see also bowel sounds.

bor·bo·ryg·mus

, pl.

bor·bo·ryg·mi

(bōr-bō-rig'mŭs, -rig'mī),
Rumbling or gurgling noises produced by movement of gas, fluid, or both in the alimentary canal, and audible at a distance.
[G. borborygmos, rumbling in the bowels]

borborygmus

/bor·bo·ryg·mus/ (bor″bah-rig´mus) pl. borboryg´mi   [L.] a rumbling noise caused by propulsion of gas through the intestines.

borborygmus

A rumbling, gurgling, “growling” stomach noise heard on auscultation of the abdomen in conditions of increased intestinal peristalsis.

borborygmus

Gastroenterology A rumbling, gurgling, tinkling–stomach “growling” noises heard on auscultation of the abdomen in conditions of ↑ intestinal peristalsis

bor·bo·ryg·mus

, pl. borborygmi (bōr-bō-rig'mŭs, -rig'mī)
Rumbling or gurgling noises produced by movement of gas, fluid, or both in the alimentary canal, and audible at a distance.
[G. borborygmos, rumbling in the bowels]

borborygmus

a rumbling noise caused by propulsion of gas through the intestines. See also bowel sounds.
References in periodicals archive ?
That rumbling is called borborygmus (BOR-buh-RIG-muss).
A RUMBLING stomach is called borborygmus - the name refers to the sounds of intestinal movement, usually associated with gas due to swallowed air, or produced through bacterial fermentation of food.
The scientific word for this growling noise is borborygmus (bor ba RIG mas).
Chesterton "mistook his own borborygmus for the rumblings of The Universe.