enteron

[ en-tuh-ron, -ter-uh n ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. enterology,
  2. enterolysis,
  3. enteromegaly,
  4. enteromerocele,
  5. enteromycosis,
  6. enteroparesis,
  7. enteropathogen,
  8. enteropathy,
  9. enteropeptidase,
  10. enteropexy

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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Medicine definitions for enteron

enteron

[ ĕntə-rŏn′ ]

n.

The alimentary canal; the intestines.

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