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 Now, in new research, scientists have catalogued 12 different kinds of neurons in the enteric nervous system (ENS) of mice. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Hey, There's a Second Brain in Your Gut," 11 Dec. 2020 But enteric fermentation by beef cattle accounts for nearly 2 percent of total emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. New York Times, "Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues," 20 Oct. 2020 Agricultural methane emissions stem from enteric fermentation by livestock, manure management, rice production, composting, field burning of field residues, and other processes. Benjamin Zycher, National Review, "The Trump-Administration Reforms Obama’s Misguided Methane-Emissions Rule," 18 Aug. 2020 Of that amount, methane emissions from livestock (called enteric fermentation) comprised more than a quarter of the emissions from the agriculture sector. Michelle Chapman, The Denver Post, "Burger King addresses climate change by changing cows’ diets," 14 July 2020 Canine enteric coronavirus, which affects the gastrointestinal tract, is fairly rare and typically only affects puppies under six weeks of age. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Can Dogs and Cats Get Coronavirus? A Doctor Explains," 4 Mar. 2020 This pathway connects the central nervous system, which controls conscious and unconscious functioning (including breathing and thinking), with the enteric system, a network of nerves that regulates gut activity. Natasha Lavender, SELF, "7 Ways You Could Accidentally Be Making Your IBS Worse," 10 July 2020 Operations of the enteric nervous system are overseen by the brain and central nervous system. Justin Sonnenburg, Scientific American, "Gut Feelings–the "Second Brain" in Our Gastrointestinal Systems [Excerpt]," 1 May 2015 The enteric nervous system is often referred to as our body’s second brain. Justin Sonnenburg, Scientific American, "Gut Feelings–the "Second Brain" in Our Gastrointestinal Systems [Excerpt]," 1 May 2015

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First Known Use of enteric

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Enteric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteric. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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