enteric

adjective
en·ter·ic | \en-ˈter-ik, 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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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, STAT, "The Gates Foundation rolls outs details of its new biotech, one without a profit motive," 7 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 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 Enteric viruses—excreted in feces and found at high levels in untreated sewage—are a major concern in Guanabara Bay, says Kristina Mena, an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. National Geographic, "What's in Rio's Bay and Beaches?," 15 Aug. 2016 Amphibians and reptiles can carry salmonella bacteria without appearing sick, says Patricia Griffin, a physician and chief of the enteric diseases epidemiology branch at CDC. Nathan Seppa, WIRED, "Pet Frogs Transmit Salmonella," 25 Oct. 2010 Getting a look at these digestive neurons, called the enteric nervous system, could provide insight into gastrointestinal conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, "First Glance Into the Gut," 19 Dec. 2016

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1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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enteric

adjective
en·ter·ic | \en-ˈter-ik, in- \

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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