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[en-tuh-ron, -ter-uh n]
noun, plural en·ter·a [en-ter-uh] /ˈɛn tər ə/. Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. the alimentary canal; the digestive tract.
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Origin of enteron

1835–45; < New Latin < Greek énteron intestine
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noun plural -tera (-tərə)
  1. the alimentary canal, esp of an embryo or a coelenterate
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Word Origin for enteron

C19: via New Latin from Greek: intestine; related to Latin inter between
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enteron in Medicine


  1. The alimentary canal; the intestines.
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