enema

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noun en·e·ma \ˈe-nə-mə\

Definition of enema

plural

enemas

also

enemata

play \ˌe-nə-ˈmä-tə, ˈe-nə-mə-tə\
  1. 1 :  the injection of liquid into the rectum and colon by way of the anus

  2. 2 :  material for injection as an enema

Examples of enema in a sentence

  1. The nurse gave the patient an enema.

Origin and Etymology of enema

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


First Known Use: 15th century


ENEMA Defined for English Language Learners

enema

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noun en·e·ma \ˈe-nə-mə\

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

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noun en·e·ma \ˈen-ə-mə\

Medical Definition of enema

plural

enemas

also

enemata

\ˌen-ə-ˈmät-ə, ˈen-ə-mə-tə\play play
  1. 1:  the injection of liquid into the rectum and colon by way of the anus (as for cleansing or examination)

  2. 2:  the liquid injected by an enema


Learn More about enema

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of enema


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