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enteron

[ en-tuh-ron, -ter-uhn ]
/ ˈɛn təˌrɒn, -tər ən /
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noun, plural en·ter·a [en-ter-uh]. /ˈɛn tər ə/. Anatomy, Zoology.

the alimentary canal; the digestive tract.

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Origin of enteron

1835–45; <New Latin <Greek énteron intestine
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British Dictionary definitions for enteron

enteron
/ (ˈɛntəˌrɒn) /

noun plural -tera (-tərə)

the alimentary canal, esp of an embryo or a coelenterate

Word Origin for enteron

C19: via New Latin from Greek: intestine; related to Latin inter between
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Medical definitions for enteron

enteron
[ ĕntə-rŏn′ ]

n.

The alimentary canal; the intestines.
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Idioms and Phrases with enteron

enter on

Also, enter upon. Set out, begin, as in We are entering on a new era, or They entered upon the most difficult part of the research. [Early 1600s]

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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