from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Physiology Located outside the alimentary canal.
  • adj. Medicine Taken into the body or administered in a manner other than through the digestive tract, as by intravenous or intramuscular injection.

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  • adj. Administered by some means other than oral intake, particularly intravenously or by injection.

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  • adj. administered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)
  • adj. located outside the alimentary tract


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