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a combining form meaning “intestine,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, enter-.
Origin of entero-
< Greek, combining form of énteron intestine Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for entero-


combining form
indicating an intestine: enterovirus, enteritis
Word Origin
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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entero- in Medicine

entero- or enter-
Intestine: enteritis.

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