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(||En"te*ron) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`nteron an intestine, fr. 'ento`s within.] (Anat.) The whole
alimentary, or enteric, canal.
(En`ter*op"a*thy) n. [Gr. intestine + suffering.] (Med.) Disease of the intestines.
(||En`te*rop*neus"ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`nteron an intestine + to breathe.] (Zoöl.) A
group of wormlike invertebrates having, along the sides of the body, branchial openings for the branchial
sacs, which are formed by diverticula of the alimentary canal. Balanoglossus is the only known genus.
See Illustration in Appendix.
(En`ter*or"rha*phy) n. [Gr. 'e`nteron an intestine + a sewing.] (Med.) The operation of
sewing up a rent in the intestinal canal.
(En"ter*o*tome) n. [F. entérotome. See Enterotomy.] (Med.) A kind of scissors used for
opening the intestinal canal, as in post-mortem examinations.
(En`ter*ot"o*my) n. [Gr. 'e`nteron an intestine + te`mnein to cut.] (Med.) Incision of the
intestines, especially in reducing certain cases of hernia.
(En`ter*par"lance) n. Mutual talk or conversation; conference. [Obs.] Sir J. Hayward.
(En`ter*plead") v. i. Same as Interplead.
(En"ter*prise) n. [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre to undertake; entre between (L. inter) +
prendre to take. See Inter, and Emprise.]
1. That which is undertaken; something attempted to be performed; a work projected which involves activity,
courage, energy, and the like; a bold, arduous, or hazardous attempt; an undertaking; as, a manly enterprise; a
warlike enterprise. Shak.
Their hands can not perform their enterprise.Job v. 12.
2. Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like
qualities; as, a man of great enterprise.
(En"ter*prise), v. t.
1. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon. [R.]
The business must be enterprised this night.Dryden.
What would I not renounce or enterprise for you!T. Otway.
2. To treat with hospitality; to entertain. [Obs.]
Him at the threshold met, and well did enterprise.Spenser.
(En"ter*prise), v. i. To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult. [R.]
(En"ter*pri`ser) n. One who undertakes enterprises. Sir J. Hayward.
(En"ter*pri`sing) a. Having a disposition for enterprise; characterized by enterprise; resolute,
active or prompt to attempt; as, an enterprising man or firm. En"ter*pri`sing*ly, adv.
(En`ter*tain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entertained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Entertaining.] [F. entretenir;
entre between (L. inter) + tenir to hold, L. tenere. See Tenable.]