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bowel

bow·el

bowel

pronunciation:
baU l [or] baUl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. pl.) the part of the digestive organs below the stomach; intestine.
synonyms:
intestines, viscera
similar words:
colon, entrails, guts, innards
definition 2: (pl.) the inner or deep parts.
the bowels of the volcano
synonyms:
guts, innards, recesses, workings
similar words:
depths, interior
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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