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bowel

bow·el

bowel

 
pronunciation:
baU l [or] baUl
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part of speech: noun
definition: (usually plural) the long tube below the stomach that forms part of the digestive system; intestine.
synonyms:
intestines
similar words:
colon, guts
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Bowel is from a Latin word that means "sausage." Look up the definition for sausage to find out why.
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  digestion, excrete