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  1. introduced from without, as diseases propagated by inoculation.
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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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Historical Examples of enthetic

  • The discussion of this subject will occur on a later page as a part of the general topic of the causation of enthetic diseases.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I


  • Is a special proclivity to any of the group of enthetic febrile diseases ever inherited?

British Dictionary definitions for enthetic


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