enteric

[ en-ter-ik ]
/ ɛnˈtɛr ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to the enteron; intestinal.

noun

enterics, Bacteriology. enterobacteria.

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Origin of enteric

From the Greek word enterikós, dating back to 1865–70. See enter-, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM enteric

non·en·ter·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enteric

enteric

enteral (ˈɛntərəl)

/ (ɛnˈtɛrɪk) /

adjective

intestinal

Derived forms of enteric

enterally, adverb

Word Origin for enteric

C19: from Greek enterikos, from enteron intestine
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Medical definitions for enteric

enteric
[ ĕn-tĕrĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or within the intestine.
By way of the intestine; enteral.
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