a combining form meaning “intestine,” used in the formation of compound words: enterology.
Also, especially before a vowel, enter-.

< Greek, combining form of énteron intestine

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entero- or (before a vowel) enter-
combining form
indicating an intestine: enterovirus; enteritis
[from New Latin, from Greek enteron intestine]
enter- or (before a vowel) enter-
combining form
[from New Latin, from Greek enteron intestine]

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before vowels enter-; comb. form of Gk. enteron intestine.
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Medical Dictionary

entero- or enter-
Intestine: enteritis.

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