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enteric

[en-ter-ik] /ɛnˈtɛr ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the enteron; intestinal.
noun
2.
enterics, Bacteriology, enterobacteria.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek enterikós. See enter-, -ic
Related forms
nonenteric, adjective

enterobacteria

[en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌɛn tə roʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/
plural noun, singular enterobacterium
[en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌɛn tə roʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA)
1.
rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, as those of the genera Escherichia, Salmonella, and Shigella, occurring normally or pathogenically in the intestines of humans and other animals, and the genus Erwinia, occurring in plants.
Also called enterics.
Origin
1950-55; entero- + bacteria
Related forms
enterobacterial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enterics

enteric

/ɛnˈtɛrɪk/
adjective
1.
intestinal
Derived Forms
enterally, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek enterikos, from enteron intestine
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Word Origin and History for enterics

enteric

adj.

"pertaining to the intestines," 1869, from Greek enterikos "intestinal," first used in this sense by Aristotle, from entera (plural; singular enteron) "intestines," from PIE *enter-, comparative of *en "in" (see inter-).

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enterics in Medicine

enteric en·ter·ic (ěn-těr'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or within the intestine.

  2. By way of the intestine; enteral.

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