Definition of bowel
2 archaic : the seat of pity, tenderness, or courage —usually used in plural
3 bowels plural : the interior parts; especially : the deep or remote parts bowels of the earth
bowellessplay \ˈbau̇(-ə)l-ləs\ adjective
Examples of bowel in a Sentence
a disease of the bowel
They dug deep into the bowels of the earth.
The engine room is down in the bowels of the ship.
Recent Examples of bowel from the Web
Furthermore, anxiety is often overlooked as the source of disorders like substance abuse or addiction, or as a contributing factor to symptoms in conditions like migraine headache or irritable bowel syndrome.
Squalamine, says Zasloff, prompts bowel movement and blocks αS action in gut wall nerves.
Even hormonal imbalances and weakened pelvic muscles can offset normal bowel habits.
This technique has also been used to treat everything from stage fright to irritable bowel syndrome.
After turning Easter into a traumatic event wherein people complained that their tongues and, yes, bowel movements, turned a bright pink color, Oreo is coming for your Christmas.
Within weeks he was placed in diapers and having up to 40 bloody and watery bowel movements a day.
Commuters emerged Thursday morning from the bowels of New York Penn Station looking confused, then bemused.
New research suggests a link between trillions of bugs in our bowels and the effectiveness of immune therapies — drugs that tap the body’s defenses to fight tumors.
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Origin and Etymology of bowel
Middle English, from Anglo-French buel, boel, from Medieval Latin botellus, from Latin, diminutive of botulus sausage
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
BOWEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bowel for English Language Learners
: the long tube in the body that helps digest food and carries solid waste out of the body
the bowels : the deep inner parts of something
BOWEL Defined for Kids
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