enthetic

[ en-thet-ik ]
/ ɛnˈθɛt ɪk /
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adjective

introduced from without, as diseases propagated by inoculation.

Nearby words

  1. entertainment,
  2. enthalpy,
  3. enthesis,
  4. enthesitis,
  5. enthesopathy,
  6. enthral,
  7. enthrall,
  8. enthralling,
  9. enthrone,
  10. enthronement

Origin of enthetic

1865–70; < Greek enthetikós, equivalent to énthet(os) (verbid of entithénai to put in, equivalent to en- en-2 + tithénai to put) + -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for enthetic

enthetic

/ (ɛnˈθɛtɪk) /

adjective

(esp of infectious diseases) introduced into the body from without

Word Origin for enthetic

C19: from Greek enthetikos, from entithenai to put in

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Medicine definitions for enthetic

enthetic

[ ĕn-thĕtĭk ]

adj.

Relating to enthesis.
Exogenous.

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