[ klahy-sis ]
/ ˈklaɪ sɪs /

noun, plural cly·ses [klahy-sees] /ˈklaɪ sis/. Medicine/Medical.

the administration of an enema.
intravenous administration of any of a number of solutions to provide nutriment, replace lost body fluid or control blood pressure.

Nearby words

  1. clype,
  2. clypeate,
  3. clypei,
  4. clypeiform,
  5. clypeus,
  6. clyster,
  7. clytaemnestra,
  8. clytemnestra,
  9. clytius,
  10. cm

Origin of clysis

< New Latin < Greek klýsis flushing by an enema; see clyster, -sis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for clysis


[ klīsĭs ]

n. pl. cly•ses (-sēz′)

An infusion of fluid, usually subcutaneously, for therapeutic purposes.

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