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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 of enteric
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek enterikós. See enter-, -ic
Related forms
nonenteric, adjective
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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 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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enteric 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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