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enthetic

[en-thet-ik]
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adjective
  1. introduced from without, as diseases propagated by inoculation.

Origin of enthetic

1865–70; < Greek enthetikós, equivalent to énthet(os) (verbid of entithénai to put in, equivalent to en- en-2 + tithénai to put) + -ikos -ic
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Examples from the Web for enthetic

Historical Examples

  • The discussion of this subject will occur on a later page as a part of the general topic of the causation of enthetic diseases.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I

    Various

  • Is a special proclivity to any of the group of enthetic febrile diseases ever inherited?


British Dictionary definitions for enthetic

enthetic

adjective
  1. (esp of infectious diseases) introduced into the body from without

Word Origin

C19: from Greek enthetikos, from entithenai to put in
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enthetic in Medicine

enthetic

(ĕn-thĕtĭk)
adj.
  1. Relating to enthesis.
  2. Exogenous.
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