- gas generated in the alimentary canal
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Medicine, Physiologyintestinal gas produced by bacterial action on waste matter in the intestines and composed primarily of hydrogen sulfide and varying amounts of methane. Also called gas.
- Neo-Latin; Latin: a blowing, breathing, breath, equivalent. to flā(re) to blow + -tus suffix of verb, verbal action