[en-ter-uh l]

Origin of enteral

First recorded in 1900–05; enter- + -al1
Related formsen·ter·al·ly, adverb
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enterally in Medicine


  1. Within or by way of the intestine, as distinguished from parenteral.
  2. Enteric.
Related formsenter•al•ly adv.
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