parenteral

[ pa-ren-ter-uh l ]
/ pæˈrɛn tər əl /
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adjective Anatomy, Medicine/Medical, Physiology.

taken into the body in a manner other than through the digestive canal.
not within the intestine; not intestinal.

Nearby words

  1. parentage,
  2. parental,
  3. parental generation,
  4. parental home,
  5. parental leave,
  6. parenteric fever,
  7. parentese,
  8. parentheses,
  9. parenthesis,
  10. parenthesize

Origin of parenteral

First recorded in 1905–10; par- + enter- + -al1

Related formspar·en·ter·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for parenteral

parenteral

/ (pæˈrɛntərəl) /

adjective med

(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
Derived Formsparenterally, adverb

Word Origin for parenteral

C20: from para- 1 + entero- + -al 1

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Word Origin and History for parenteral

parenteral

adj.

1905, from para- (1) + Greek enteron "intestine" (see enteric).

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Medicine definitions for parenteral

parenteral

[ pă-rĕntər-əl ]

adj.

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.
Related formspar•enter•al•ly adv.


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