clyster

noun
clys·​ter | \ ˈkli-stər How to pronounce clyster (audio) \

Definition of clyster

: enema

First Known Use of clyster

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clyster

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French clistere, from Latin clyster, from Greek klystēr, from klyzein to wash out; akin to Welsh clir pure, Old English hlūtor clean

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“Clyster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clyster. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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clyster

noun
clys·​ter | \ ˈklis-tər How to pronounce clyster (audio) \

Medical Definition of clyster

: enema

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