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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bowel mean? 

BOWEL (noun)
  The noun BOWEL has 1 sense:

1. the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

  Familiarity information: BOWEL used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BOWEL (noun)

Sense 1bowel [BACK TO TOP]


The part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

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Nouns denoting body parts


bowel; gut; intestine

Hypernyms ("bowel" is a kind of...):

internal organ; viscus (a main organ that is situated inside the body)

Meronyms (parts of "bowel"):

hindgut (the caudal part of the alimentary canal in vertebrate embryos)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bowel"):

small intestine (the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed)

large intestine (beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces)

Holonyms ("bowel" is a part of...):

abdomen; belly; stomach; venter (the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis)

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