- a combining form meaning “intestine,” used in the formation of compound words: enterology.
Also especially before a vowel, enter-.
Origin of entero-
< Greek, combining form of énteron intestine
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before a vowel enter-
- indicating an intestineenterovirus; enteritis
from New Latin, from Greek enteron intestine
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Word Origin and History for entero-
before vowels enter-, word-forming element meaning "intestine," from comb. form of Greek enteron "an intestine, piece of gut" (see enteric).
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