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

Examples of enteric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Livestock includes manure and enteric fermentation from the digestive systems in cattle, sheep and other ruminants. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 Livestock includes manure and enteric fermentation from the digestive systems in cattle, sheep and other ruminants. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 Scientists call this little brain the enteric nervous system (ENS) because it is hidden within the digestive system’s walls. Aaraf Adam, Essence, 20 Apr. 2022 Livestock includes manure and enteric fermentation from the digestive systems in cattle, sheep and other ruminants. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 Livestock includes manure and enteric fermentation from the digestive systems in cattle, sheep and other ruminants. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 Livestock includes manure and enteric fermentation from the digestive systems in cattle, sheep and other ruminants. Ella Nilsen, CNN, 2 Nov. 2021 Your enteric nervous system, which comprises 100 million nerve cells, is in charge of controlling digestion. Kasandra Brabaw, Health.com, 19 Oct. 2021 That leads to incessant burping or, as scientists call it, enteric emissions. Matt Simon, Wired, 1 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of enteric

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2022

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“Enteric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteric. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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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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