Small bowel

woman with abdominal pain

Medical Definition of Small bowel

Small bowel: Another name for the small intestine.

The word "bowel" originated from the Latin "botulus" meaning "sausage."


Quick GuideDigestive Disorders: Common Misconceptions

Digestive Disorders: Common Misconceptions

Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Reviewed on 6/14/2012

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors