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Pronunciation: pa-ren'ter-al

Definition: By some other means than through the gastrointestinal tract; refers particularly to the introduction of substances into an organism by intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intramedullary injection.

[para- + G. enteron, intestine]

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