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parenteral

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adjective par·en·ter·al \pə-ˈren-tə-rəl\

Definition of parenteral

  1. :  situated or occurring outside the intestine; especially :  introduced otherwise than by way of the intestines

par·en·ter·al·ly play \-rə-lē\ adverb


Origin of parenteral

International Scientific Vocabulary para- + enteral


First Known Use: circa 1910


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