- of or relating to the enteron; intestinal.
- enterics, Bacteriology. enterobacteria.
Origin of enteric
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C19: from Greek enterikos, from enteron intestine
Word Origin and History for nonenteric
"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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