enteron

noun
en·​ter·​on | \ ˈen-tə-ˌrän How to pronounce enteron (audio) , -rən \

Definition of enteron

: the digestive tract or system used especially of the embryo

First Known Use of enteron

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enteron

New Latin, from Greek, intestine — more at inter-

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“Enteron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteron. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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enteron

noun
en·​ter·​on | \ ˈent-ə-ˌrän How to pronounce enteron (audio) , -rən How to pronounce enteron (audio) \

Medical Definition of enteron

: the digestive tract or system used especially of the embryo

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