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
High fiber diets can also benefit our gastrointestinal health by improving bowel habits, improving hemorrhoidal disease, and by preventing diverticular disease.
Scientists have found intriguing differences between the bacteria that inhabit the guts of healthy people and the microbiomes of those with chronic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and Type 2 diabetes.
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.
Researchers are reportedly looking into whether poop transplants can help with everything from irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, obesity, diabetes, epilepsy, and HIV.
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.
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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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