borborigmus

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek βορβορυγμος.

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  • IPA(key): /bɔːbəˈrɪɡməs/

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borborigmus (plural borborigmi)

  1. A rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestines.
    • 1973: chilli 'n' trepidation were playing the devil with my small intestines and my borborigmus was often louder than the engine of the Rolls — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 94)

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