Definition of bowel movement in English:

bowel movement


  • 1An act of defecation.

    • ‘This page tells you about the bowel and how factors such as diet and medication can affect your bowel movements.’
    • ‘There are, however, several signs that a bowel movement is abnormal and should be discussed with a physician.’
    • ‘Straining during a bowel movement increases pressure on the veins around the anus and can lead to hemorrhoids.’
    • ‘Although changes in frequency of bowel movements and looseness of stools can vary independently of each other, changes usually occur in both.’
    • ‘Many people think that normal means having one bowel movement every day, but that's not always true.’
    1. 1.1The feces discharged in an act of defecation.