A rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.
- Examples of word Borborygmus in a sentence
“Within 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating dairy products they experience such symptoms as gas pains, cramps, diarrhea, borborygmi and flatulence.”
- Did you Know?
Although the word “borborygmus” was derived from New Latin, it can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greek verb “borboryzein” which means “to rumble.” It is believed that the verb was coined by the Greek in order to imitate the digestive noises made by a stomach.
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