enema

[ en-uh-muh ]
/ ˈɛn ə mə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the injection of a fluid into the rectum to cause a bowel movement.
the fluid injected.
Also called enema bag . a rubber bag or other device for administering an enema.

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Origin of enema

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

enema
/ (ˈɛnɪmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə) med

the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels, medicate, or nourish
the liquid so introduced

Word Origin for enema

C15: from New Latin, from Greek: injection, from enienai to send in, from hienai to send
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Medical definitions for enema

enema
[ ĕnə-mə ]

n. pl. en•e•mas

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.
The fluid so injected.
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