from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rumbling noise caused by wind within the intestines.
He said he'd always liked the word borborygmus and looked at me expectantly.
I want to apologize for my "borborygmus" and be called out for my "fribbling."
Nostalgia, which we are apt to sneer at as a doctor's name for homesickness, and to class with cachexy and borborygmus, was a power for evil in those days, and some of our finest troops were thinned out by it, notoriously the
On the way up, we began to develop that borborygmus-inducing Hearty Appetite that comes from sitting in a car for two hours, and so we began casting about for a place to enjoy a spot of luncheon.
Food intolerance is a non-immunologic response that can trigger such symptoms as gassiness, vomiting, diarrhea and borborygmus -- also known as stomach growling -- according to Korrin Saker, DMV, associate professor of clinical nutrition at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.