Parenteral



[pa-ren-ter-uh l] /pæˈrɛn tər əl/

adjective, Anatomy, Medicine/Medical, Physiology.
1.
taken into the body in a manner other than through the digestive canal.
2.
not within the intestine; not intestinal.
/pæˈrɛntərəl/
adjective (med)
1.
(esp of the route by which a drug is administered) by means other than through the digestive tract, esp by injection
2.
designating a drug to be injected
adj.

1905, from para- (1) + Greek enteron “intestine” (see enteric).

parenteral par·en·ter·al (pā-rěn’tər-əl)
adj.

par·en’ter·al·ly adv.

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