bowel movement

noun
plural bowel movements

Definition of bowel movement

: an act of passing usually solid waste through the rectum and anus He had a two-day history of right lower abdominal pain … without bowel movements.— William W. Scott, Jr. et al. also : fecal matter expelled at one passage : stool sense 3a Cats get infected from contact with other cats' bowel movements or by predation. — Donald Caslow

First Known Use of bowel movement

1870, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bowel movement

Dictionary Entries near bowel movement

bowed tremolo

bowel

Bowell

bowel movement

Bowen

bowenite

bower

Statistics for bowel movement

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bowel movement

The first known use of bowel movement was in 1870

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bowel movement

bowel movement

noun

Medical Definition of bowel movement

: an act of passing usually solid waste through the rectum and anus

Comments on bowel movement

What made you want to look up bowel movement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to form ideas or theories about something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!