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enema

[en-uh-muh] /ˈɛn ə mə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the injection of a fluid into the rectum to cause a bowel movement.
2.
the fluid injected.
3.
Also called enema bag. a rubber bag or other device for administering an enema.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Late Latin < Greek: injection, equivalent to en- en-2 + (h)e- (stem of hiénai to throw) + -ma noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for enema-bag

enema

/ˈɛnɪmə/
noun (med) (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels, medicate, or nourish
2.
the liquid so introduced
Word Origin
C15: from New Latin, from Greek: injection, from enienai to send in, from hienai to send
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Word Origin and History for enema-bag

enema

n.

early 15c., via Medieval Latin, from Greek enema "injection," from enienai "to send in, inject," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + hienai "send" (cognate of Latin iacere; see jet (v.)).

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enema-bag in Medicine

enema en·e·ma (ěn'ə-mə)
n. pl. en·e·mas

  1. The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

  2. The fluid so injected.

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