Borborygmus is a rumbling sound made by the body, which is caused by gas moving through the intestines. Using layman's terms, it is the sound of a stomach growling, gurgling, or rumbling.The sound you're hearing during borborygmus is the sound of your body going through the normal digestive process.
- Muscles in the stomach are contracting, which is done automatically every so often in order to move digesting food, stomach juices, and gas out of the stomach and the upper part of the intestine, down through the rest of the intestines and out.
a rumbling sound made by gas in the intestines
Origin of borborygmusModern Latin ; from Classical Greek borborygmos ; from borboryzein, to rumble
A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines.
Origin of borborygmusNew Latin, from Greek borborugmos, of imitative origin.
From Greek βορβορυγμος (onomatopoeia).