- of or relating to the enteron; intestinal.
- enterics, Bacteriology. enterobacteria.
Origin of enteric
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Word Origin for enteric
C19: from Greek enterikos, from enteron intestine
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"pertaining to the intestines," 1869, from Greek enterikos "intestinal," first used in this sense by Aristotle, from entera (plural; singular enteron) "intestines," from PIE *enter-, comparative of *en "in" (see inter-).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or within the intestine.
- By way of the intestine; enteral.
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