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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  1. (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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enthetic in Medicine


  1. Relating to enthesis.
  2. Exogenous.
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