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borborygmus

Line breaks: bor¦bo|ryg¦mus
Pronunciation: /ˌbɔːbəˈrɪɡməs
 
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Definition of borborygmus in English:

noun (plural borborygmi /-mʌɪ/)

technical
A rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas in the intestines.
Example sentences
  • The carcinoid syndrome is classically described as flushing, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, but borborygmi, cyanosis, telangiectasis, pellagra like skin lesions, wheezing, dypsnea or palpitations may also occur.
  • Patients complain of colicky abdominal pain, borborygmi and vomiting.
  • Within 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating dairy products they experience such symptoms as gas pains, cramps, diarrhea, borborygmi (rumblings caused by the passage of gas through the intestines), or flatulence.

Origin

early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek borborugmos.

Derivatives

borborygmic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Even Harding began to notice the borborygmic rumbles coming from his overstuffed subordinates.
  • A rumble of borborygmic thunder crashed across the grim landscape of his consciousness.
  • Moist, borborygmic gutturals, appropriately barbaric riffs and tendon tearing blastbeats are all available in abundance here.

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