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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of borborygmus
- New Latin from Greek borborugmos of imitative origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Greek βορβορυγμος (onomatopoeia).