- of or relating to the enteron; intestinal.
- enterics, Bacteriology. enterobacteria.
Origin of enteric
Examples from the Web for enteric
Thirty enteric cases were taken into Pretoria with the last convoy.A Yeoman's Letters
P. T. Ross
Your son down with enteric no immediate danger will cable again.The Forsyte Saga, Complete
By this time dysentery and enteric had taken toll of more men than bullets.World's War Events, Vol. I
Poor James, and also my servant Gilbert, have gone to hospital with enteric.With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)
More died from enteric and dysentery and sunstroke than from wounds.A Sister of the Red Cross
Mrs. L. T. Meade
Word Origin and History for enteric
"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-).
- Of, relating to, or within the intestine.
- By way of the intestine; enteral.