Definition of Bowel movement

1. Noun. A euphemism for defecation. "He had a bowel movement"

Exact synonyms: Bm, Movement
Language type: Euphemism
Generic synonyms: Defecation, Laxation, Shitting

Definition of Bowel movement

1. Noun. The discharge of feces from the body. ¹

2. Noun. The feces thus produced. ¹

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Medical Definition of Bowel movement

1. Defecation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowel Movement

bowed down(p)
bowed out
bowed stringed instrument
bowed tendon
bowel cancer
bowel cancers
bowel disorders and fibre
bowel infections
bowel movements
bowel obstruction
bowel perforation
bowel sounds
bowen's disease
bower actinidia

Literary usage of Bowel movement

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of Women by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1922)
"The intestinal tract is usually sluggish (partial intestinal paralysis), but there is not the complete absence of bowel movement, such as is seen in ..."

2. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1912)
"They use laxatives for the reason that they feel better after a free bowel movement. I am inclined to think that a widespread custom that exists for years ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"At 8 PM on March 7th she received chloroform (10 n^), and calomel (5 grains), resulting in one small bowel movement containing a short ribbon of continuous ..."

4. Autointoxication ; or, Intestinal toxemia by John Harvey Kellogg (1918)
"One Daily bowel movement Is Constipation The average American citizen, however, considers himself a model of regularity and physical rectitude if he has one ..."

5. Colon Hygiene: Comprising New and Important Facts Concerning the Physiology by John Harvey Kellogg (1915)
"Since bowel movement ... largely upon the stimulus derived from eating, it is evident that regularity of bowel movement depends upon regularity of eating. ..."

6. A Text-book on the practice of gynecology by William Easterly Ashton (1916)
"DELAYED bowel movement. In the majority of cases the bowels are opened as the ... In cases of delayed bowel movement the pulse is but slightly affected and ..."

7. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"He was given a dose of castor oil, part of which was found in subsequent bowel movement. The following day he had another attack of severe pain lasting ..."

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