a combining form meaning “intestine,” used in the formation of compound words:
indicating an intestine: enterovirus, enteritis
before vowels enter-, word-forming element meaning “intestine,” from comb. form of Greek enteron “an intestine, piece of gut” (see enteric).
entero- or enter-
enteroanastomosis en·ter·o·a·nas·to·mo·sis (ěn’tə-rō-ə-nās’tə-mō’sĭs) n. See enteroenterostomy.
[en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌɛn tə roʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/ plural noun, singular enterobacterium [en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌɛn tə roʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA) 1. rod-shaped Gram-negative of the family Enterobacteriaceae, as those of the genera Escherichia, Salmonella, and Shigella, occurring normally or pathogenically in the intestines of humans and other animals, and the genus Erwinia, occurring in […]
fountain of the sun a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:7; 18:17). It was between the “ascent of Adummim” and the spring of En-rogel, and hence was on the east of Jerusalem and of the Mount of Olives. It is the modern ‘Ain-Haud i.e., the […]
[en-sheeth ] /ɛnˈʃið/ verb (used with object), ensheathed, ensheathing. 1. to enclose in or as in a sheath; .