enema

noun en·e·ma \ ˈe-nə-mə \

Definition of enema

plural enemas also enemata play \ˌe-nə-ˈmä-tə, ˈe-nə-mə-tə\
1 : the injection of liquid into the rectum and colon by way of the anus
2 : material for injection as an enema

Examples of enema in a Sentence

  1. The nurse gave the patient an enema.

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Origin and Etymology of enema

Late Latin, from Greek, from enienai to inject, from en- + hienai to send — more at jet


ENEMA Defined for English Language Learners

enema

noun

Definition of enema for English Language Learners

  • medical : a procedure in which liquid is forced into the intestines through the anus in order to make solid waste pass from the body; also : the liquid that is used for an enema


Medical Dictionary

enema

noun en·e·ma \ ˈen-ə-mə \

medical Definition of enema

plural enemas also enemata play \ˌen-ə-ˈmät-ə, ˈen-ə-mə-tə\
1 : the injection of liquid into the rectum and colon by way of the anus (as for cleansing or examination)
2 : the liquid injected by an enema

Learn More about enema

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of enema


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