enteron

noun

en·​ter·​on ˈen-tə-ˌrän How to pronounce enteron (audio)
-rən
: the digestive tract or system
used especially of the embryo

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enteron was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Enteron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteron. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

enteron

noun
en·​ter·​on ˈent-ə-ˌrän How to pronounce enteron (audio) -rən How to pronounce enteron (audio)
: the digestive tract or system
used especially of the embryo

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