TUESDAY TRIVIA: What Is the Word for the Sound Your Stomach Makes When It ‘Growls?’

When your stomach ‘growls,’ there’s a specific word for the sound it makes.

What is the word for the sound your stomach makes when it “growls?”

When your stomach “growls,” it is moving food, liquid or gas through the stomach and small intestine. The sound it makes is called borborygmus.

Borborygmus (bor-buh-RIG-mis) originates from the Greek word borboryzein, which means “to have a rumbling in the bowels.”

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