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American English: /ˈbaʊ(ə)l/
British English: /ˈbaʊəl/


  • 1 (Anatomy) also large bowel to move or open one's bowels
    ir de cuerpo
    mover el vientre [formal]
    mover el intestino (Río de la Plata) [formal]
    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.
  • 2
    also: bowels plural
    [literary]in the bowels of the earth
    en las entrañas de la tierra
    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.
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