Coated with a material that permits transit through the stomach to the small intestine before the medication is released. The term "enteric" means "of or relating to the small intestine."

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en·ter·ic-coat·ed (en-terґik-kōtґəd) a term designating a special coating applied to tablets or capsules which prevents release and absorption of their contents until they reach the intestines.

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