enteron

noun
en·ter·on | \ ˈen-tə-ˌrän , -rən \

Definition of enteron 

: the digestive tract or system used especially of the embryo

First Known Use of enteron

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enteron

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

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enteron

noun
en·ter·on | \ ˈent-ə-ˌrän , -rən \

Medical Definition of enteron 

: the digestive tract or system used especially of the embryo

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