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Is there a technical name for my grumbling stomach?

The name for noises made by your growling stomach is borboygmi. It comes from the Greek term borborygmos. It is an example of onomatopoeia, which is a word created to imitate a sound.

Examples of onomatopoeia in the English language include hiss, bang, buzz and whisper.

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