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Medicine/Medical. ear, nose, and throat.

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Definition for ENT (2 of 2)

-ent

a suffix, equivalent to -ant, appearing in nouns and adjectives of Latin origin: accident; different.

Origin of -ent

From Latin -ent- (stem of -ēns ), present participle suffix of conjugations 2 (-ēre, as in habēre “to have”), 3 (-ere, as in scrībere “to write”), and 4 (-īre, as in audīre “to hear”)
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British Dictionary definitions for ENT (1 of 2)

ENT
/ med /

abbreviation for

ear, nose, and throat

British Dictionary definitions for ENT (2 of 2)

-ent

suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns

causing or performing an action or existing in a certain condition; the agent that performs an actionastringent; dependent

Word Origin for -ent

from Latin -ent-, -ens, present participial ending
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Medical definitions for ENT (1 of 2)

ENT

abbr.

ear, nose, and throat

Medical definitions for ENT (2 of 2)

ent-

pref.

Variant ofento-
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