- an enema.
Origin of clyster
Examples from the Web for clyster
Historical Examples of clyster
Item, the clyster repeated in the evening, as above, thirty sous.
What a misfortune not to take a clyster prescribed by Mr. Purgon!
A clyster which I have had the pleasure of composing myself.
He was the inventor of some new instruments and of a clyster apparatus.Medieval Medicine
James J. (James Joseph) Walsh
Two head-baths from ten to fifteen minutes each, and one clyster.Every Man his own Doctor
R. T. Claridge
- med a former name for an enema
Word Origin for clyster
from French clystère (Old French clistre, 13c.) or directly from Latin clyster, from Greek klyster, from klyzein "to wash out" (see cloaca).
- An enema.