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Definition & Meaning: enter Root Word

What does enter Root Word mean?
The term enter has been derived from the Greek word enteron which means the intestine, many words derive their meaning from the root word enter for example Enteritis is inflammation of the intestine; an enteropathy (Greek patheia, suffering, feeling) is a disease of it; an enterovirus is one of a group that occur in the gastrointestinal tract; an enterotoxin is a toxin affecting the intestines, such as those causing food poisoning or cholera; enterobiasis is an infection of the intestines, especially of children, caused by a threadworm; the adjective relating to the intestines is enteric (enteric fever is an old name for typhoid fever).

To have a better understanding let’s have a look at the word enteritis which can be broken down into:

Enter: Intestine
Itis : Inflammation
Enteritis: Inflammation of the intestineenter Root Word: Learn words related to word root enter

Words Based on the enter Root Word

Following is a list of words based on the enter root word:

1. Enteritis: Inflammation of the intestine
2. Enteritises: Plural form of enteritis
3. Enterobacteria: Are a large family of Gram-negative bacteria that includes, along with many harmless symbionts, many of the more familiar pathogens.
4. Enterobacterium: Any of a family (Enterobacteriaceae) of gram-negative straight rod bacteria (such as a salmonella, a shigella, or E. coli) that ferment glucose and include saprophytes as well as some serious plant and animal pathogens
5. Enterobiases: Infestation with or disease caused by pinworms (genus Enterobius, especially E. vermicularis) that occurs especially in children
6. Enterochromaffin: Of or relating to epithelial cells of the intestinal mucosa that stain especially with chromium salts and usually contain serotonin
7. Enterococcal: Any of a genus (Enterococcus) of gram-positive bacteria that resemble streptococci and were formerly classified with them; especially : a bacterium (E. faecalis) normally present in the intestine
8. Enterocoelous: A coelom originating by outgrowth from the archenteron.
9. Enterocolitises: Affecting both the large and small intestine.
10. Enterogastrone: A hormone that is produced by the duodenal mucosa and has an inhibitory action on gastric motility and secretion.
11. Enterokinase: An enzyme especially of the duodenal mucosa that activates trypsinogen by converting it to trypsin.
12. Entermewer: A hawk gradually changing the colour of its feathers, usually in its second year.
13. Enterorrhagia: Intestinal hemorrhage
14. Entertake: To entertain; to receive.

We hope this article on the commonly used Enter Root Word and it has been helpful to you in remembering the words based on the Root Word Enter and enhance your vocabulary.
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