[ pa-ren-ter-uh l ]
/ pæˈrɛn tər əl /
adjective Anatomy, Medicine/Medical, Physiology.
taken into the body in a manner other than through the digestive canal.
not within the intestine; not intestinal.
- parental generation,
- parental home,
- parental leave,
- parenteric fever,
Origin of parenteral
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The recovery of poliomyelitis virus after parenteral introduction into cockroaches and houseflies.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth
/ (pæˈrɛntərəl) /
(esp of the route by which a drug is administered) by means other than through the digestive tract, esp by injection
designating a drug to be injected
Word Origin for parenteral
C20: from para- 1 + entero- + -al 1
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[ pă-rĕn′tər-əl ]
Located outside the alimentary canal.
Taken into the body or administered in a manner other than through the digestive tract, as by intravenous or intramuscular injection.
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