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enteric Line breaks: en|ter¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈtɛrɪk/

Definition of enteric in English:


Relating to or occurring in the intestines: the complexity of the enteric nervous system enteric pathogens
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Early 19th century: from Greek enterikos, from enteron 'intestine'.

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