Definition of Borborygmus

1. Noun. A rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestines heard from a distance. ¹



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Definition of Borborygmus

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Medical Definition of Borborygmus

1. A rumbling noise caused by the propulsion of gas through the intestines. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Borborygmus

boration
boratoan
boratrane
borax
borax bead test
boraxes
borazine
borazines
borazon
borazons
borborigmus
borborygm
borborygmi
borborygmic
borborygms
borborygmus (current term)
borcarite
bord
bord service
bordage
bordages
bordar
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bordelaise
bordello
bordellos
bordels
border

Literary usage of Borborygmus

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1. Transactions by Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York (1889)
"borborygmus wakes him in morning.1 3.—borborygmus.—Pains in the hypochondria.1—Colic around the umbilicus. 4.—Very disagreeable drawing and heaviness down ..."

2. Proceedings of the Connecticut Medical Society by Connecticut Medical Society (1895)
"Obstruction high in the small intestine causes intense pain, each spasm of pain being accompanied by borborygmus, vomiting is severe and persistent from the ..."

3. Mathews' Medical Quarterly (1896)
"Obstruction high in the small intestine causes intense pain, each spasm of pain being accompanied by borborygmus, vomiting is severe and persistent from the ..."

4. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1852)
"borborygmus.—Tympanites.—Meteorism. Gases of different kinds are always found in the stomach and bowels, their presence appears to be a provision of nature ..."

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