Also especially before a vowel, enter-.

Origin of entero-

< Greek, combining form of énteron intestine
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British Dictionary definitions for entero-


before a vowel enter-

combining form
  1. indicating an intestineenterovirus; enteritis

Word Origin for entero-

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


  1. Intestine:enteritis.
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