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PARENTERAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does parenteral mean? 

PARENTERAL (adjective)
  The adjective PARENTERAL has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: PARENTERAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARENTERAL (adjective)


Sense 1parenteral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Administered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

Pertainym:

parenteral (located outside the alimentary tract)


Sense 2parenteral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Located outside the alimentary tract

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)

Pertainym:

alimentary canal (tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination)


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