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bowel

Syllabification: bow·el
Pronunciation: /ˈbou(ə)l
 
/
(also bowels)

Definition of bowel in English:

noun

1The part of the alimentary canal below the stomach; the intestine.
Example sentences
  • The large intestine or large bowel consists of the colon and the section before the anus, the rectum.
  • This misplaced tissue may be found on the ovaries, uterus, bowel, pelvis and abdomen.
  • Cancer of the small bowel, the longer, thinner part of the intestines is much rarer.
Synonyms
informal guts, insides, viscera
1.1 (the bowels of ——) The parts deep inside something large: the train picks up speed for its final plunge into the subterranean bowels of Manhattan
More example sentences
  • But what if someone stood up and admitted whatever he held deep within the bowels of his soul.
  • Deep in bowels of the mansion was the epicentre of communication technology and field command.
  • He would have to take it deep into the bowels of the earth, for the glorious Garland Battle was about to begin.
Synonyms
interior, inside, core, belly;
depths, recesses
informal innards

Origin

Middle English: from Old French bouel, from Latin botellus, diminutive of botulus 'sausage'.

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