American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being within the intestine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the intestines; intestinal. Specifically, in zoology: Having an enteron or intestine; enterate: opposed to anenterous.
- adj. of, relating to, within, or by way of the intestines
- adj. staying intact in the stomach, then dissolving in the intestine
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the enteron, or alimentary canal; intestinal.
- adj. of or relating to the enteron
- adj. of or relating to or inside the intestines
- Greek έντερα ("intestines, innards") + -ic (Wiktionary)
“The "gut brain," formally known as the enteric nervous system, is made up of some 500 million nerve cells, as many as there are in a cat's brain.”
“As I'm sure you know, it is the sad misfortune of cows and other livestock to digest their food through a process known as enteric fermentation [pdf].”
“It is also known as enteric fever, or commonly just typhoid.”
“One by one the notables quit the city, unbearable during the height of summer, when every kind of enteric fever raged amid Subura and Esquiline, and even Palatine and Aventine were only debatably healthy.”
“We’ll focus on studies involving three aspects of the nervous system-the part that regulates automatic functions like heart beat and sweating (called the autonomic nervous sys-tem), the part involved in conscious movements and thought (the central nervous system), and the part involved in digestion and elimination (called the enteric nervous system).”
“Phthalates used in pharmaceutical coatings What very few people know about phthalates is that they are used in the coatings of pharmaceuticals to create "enteric" coatings.”
“Many garlic supplements now use an "enteric" coating, so that they do not dissolve until they get to the small intestine, where this conversion is might be able to occur.”
“There is a wide family of gastro-enteric organisms, causing a number of complaints/illnesses.”
“Pills that are coated to protect your stomach (enteric coating).”
“If he had asked me what kind of fever, I should have answered, "Enteric," though for the life of me I didn't know what enteric was.”
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