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clyster

[klis-ter] /ˈklɪs tər/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
an enema.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek klystēr, equivalent to *klyd- (base of klýzein to rinse out; cf. cataclysm) + -tēr agent noun suffix
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  • Another item was a pewter clyster syringe, indelicacy aside, which was used for enemas.
British Dictionary definitions for clyster

clyster

/ˈklɪstə/
noun
1.
(med) a former name for an enema
Word Origin
C14: from Greek klustēr, from kluzein to rinse
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Word Origin and History for clyster
n.

from French clystère (Old French clistre, 13c.) or directly from Latin clyster, from Greek klyster, from klyzein "to wash out" (see cloaca).

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clyster in Medicine

clyster clys·ter (klĭs'tər)
n.
An enema.

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