enteric

adjective
en·​ter·​ic | \ en-ˈter-ik How to pronounce enteric (audio) , in- \

Definition of enteric

1 : of, relating to, or affecting the intestines broadly : alimentary
2 : being or having a coating designed to pass through the stomach unaltered and disintegrate in the intestines enteric aspirin

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Recent Examples on the Web As for the belching bovines, a recent study published in Science Advances identified groups of microbes in cows' guts that cause enteric fermentation and suggested that selectively breeding cows to produce less gas might lower emissions. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Methane, Anyway?," 29 Aug. 2019 The Bay County Health Department has issued advisories for Panama City and Panama City Beach-area locations at Beach Drive, Delwood Beach, Dupont Bridge and Laguna Beach due to the presence of enteric bacteria. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Fecal pollution leads to water quality advisories for Gulf Coast beaches," 28 Aug. 2019 This new oral delivery features insulin-ionic liquid formation encapsulated in an acid-resistant enteric coating. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "These insulin pills could replace daily injections for diabetics, study says," 28 June 2018 The institute’s focus is on diseases that disproportionately affect the poor: malaria, tuberculosis, and enteric diseases. Helen Branswell, BostonGlobe.com, "New Gates Foundation spinoff focuses on diseases that affect the poor," 7 June 2018 The institute’s focus is on diseases that disproportionately affect the poor: malaria, tuberculosis, and enteric diseases. Helen Branswell, STAT, "The Gates Foundation rolls outs details of its new biotech, one without a profit motive," 7 June 2018 The second largest nervous cluster in our bodies, after the brain, is the bundle in our gut (technically called the enteric nervous system, or ENS). Paul Root Wolpe, Vox, "A human head transplant would be reckless and ghastly. It’s time to talk about it.," 2 Apr. 2018 As many as half a million children are thought to die every year from enteric diseases, including cholera and dysentery. The Economist, "Bangladesh shows how to keep children alive," 22 Mar. 2018 The alert comes after the presence of high levels of enteric bacteria was reported. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Latest beach conditions: Jellyfish in Destin, Panama City; bacteria advisory in Panama City Beach," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of enteric

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Enteric.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteric. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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enteric

adjective
en·​ter·​ic | \ en-ˈter-ik, in- How to pronounce enteric (audio) \

Medical Definition of enteric

1 : of, relating to, or affecting the intestines enteric diseases broadly : alimentary
2 : being or possessing a coating designed to pass through the stomach unaltered and to disintegrate in the intestines enteric aspirin

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