clyster

[ klis-ter ]
/ ˈklɪs tər /

noun Medicine/Medical.

an enema.

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Origin of clyster

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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British Dictionary definitions for clyster

clyster
/ (ˈklɪstə) /

noun

med a former name for an enema

Word Origin for clyster

C14: from Greek klustēr, from kluzein to rinse
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Medical definitions for clyster

clyster
[ klĭstər ]

n.

An enema.
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