en·​ter·​al ˈen-tə-rəl How to pronounce enteral (audio)
enterally adverb

Examples of enteral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a survey of 51 patients on enteral nutrition, most patients complained that they were socially isolated and experienced a loss of identity. Andrew Chapman, Longreads, 18 Apr. 2024 Due to allergy and sensitivity problems, digestive or absorption issues, or a rejection of the enteral feeding, about three in 10 individuals experience Enteral Feeding Intolerance (EFI). Christopher Reardon, Discover Magazine, 14 Sep. 2021 Theoretically, though, there shouldn’t be long-lasting effects from enteral ventilation, says Caleb Kelly, a gastroenterologist from the Yale School of Medicine who peer-reviewed the paper. Nikk Ogasa, Science | AAAS, 14 May 2021 Other non-medical products have similar issues, and actual medical-grade enteral nutrition products are far more expensive than Soylent. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 3 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enteral was in 1905

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“Enteral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteral. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


en·​ter·​al ˈent-ə-rəl How to pronounce enteral (audio)
enterally adverb
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