enterics

enteric

[en-ter-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the enteron; intestinal.
noun
2.
enterics, Bacteriology, enterobacteria.

Origin:
1865–70; < Greek enterikós. See enter-, -ic

nonenteric, adjective
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enterobacteria

[en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh]
plural noun, singular enterobacterium [en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uhm] .
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

enterobacterial, adjective
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enteric or enteral (ɛnˈtɛrɪk, ˈɛntərəl)
 
adj
intestinal
 
[C19: from Greek enterikos, from enteron intestine]
 
enteral or enteral
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek enterikos, from enteron intestine]
 
'enterally or enteral
 
adv

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enteric
"pertaining to the intestines," from Gk. enterikos "intestinal," first used in this sense by Aristotle, from entera (pl.) "intestines," from PIE *enter-, comp. of *en- "in" (see inter-).
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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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