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n. pl. bor·bo·ryg·mi (-mī′)
A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines.

[New Latin, from Greek borborugmos, of imitative origin.]


n, pl -mi (-maɪ)
(Physiology) rumbling of the stomach
[C18: from Greek]
ˌborboˈrygmal, ˌborboˈrygmic adj


(ˌbɔr bəˈrɪg məs)

n., pl. -mi (-mī).
intestinal rumbling caused by the movement of gas.
[1710–20; < New Latin < Greek borborygmós]
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