en·​ter·​op·​a·​thy ˌen-tə-ˈrä-pə-thē How to pronounce enteropathy (audio)
: a disease of the intestinal tract

Examples of enteropathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is autoimmune enteropathy? Korin Miller, Health.com, 22 Nov. 2021 Similarly, puppies that ate human food leftovers were 23 percent less likely to develop chronic enteropathy as adults. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Feb. 2023 Overall, owners reported symptoms of chronic enteropathy (CE), or gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and loss of appetite, in 1,016 (21.7%) of the puppies and 699 (17.8%) of the adolescent dogs. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 9 Feb. 2023 While an exact cause of death has yet to be revealed, Fowler had been battling autoimmune enteropathy — a condition that prevents the body from absorbing nutrition — since 2015, according to a GoFundMe page set up in his honor. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 22 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enteropathy was circa 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Enteropathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteropathy. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


en·​ter·​op·​a·​thy ˌent-ə-ˈräp-ə-thē How to pronounce enteropathy (audio)
plural enteropathies
: a disease of the intestinal tract
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