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

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“Bowel movement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowel%20movement. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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bowel movement

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Medical Definition of bowel movement

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

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