Clyster
Clyster Clys"ter, n. [L., fr. G. ?. fr. ? to wash off or out; akin to Goth. hl[=u]trs pure, G. lauter: cf. F. clyst[`e]re] (Med.) A liquid injected into the lower intestines by means of a syringe; an injection; an enema. [1913 Webster]

{Clyster pipe}, a tube or pipe used for injections. [1913 Webster]


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  • clyster — [klis′tər] n. [ME clister < L clyster < Gr klystēr < klyzein, to wash: see CLOACA] an enema …   English World dictionary

  • CLYSTER — Ibidis inventum, vide Ibis …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • clyster — from Fr. clystère (13c.), from Latin, from Gk. klyster, from klyzein to wash out (see CLOACA (Cf. cloaca)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clyster — noun Etymology: 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 Date: 14th century enema …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clyster — noun /ˈklɪstə/ A medicine applied via the rectum; an enema. Cnelius a physician being sent for, found his costiveness alone to be the cause, and thereupon gave him a clyster, by which he was speedily recovered …   Wiktionary

  • clyster — [ klɪstə] noun archaic term for enema. Origin ME: from OFr. clystere or L. clyster, from Gk klustēr syringe …   English new terms dictionary

  • clyster — /ˈklɪstə/ (say klistuh) noun Medicine Obsolete an enema. {Middle English clister, from Latin clyster, from Greek klystēr syringe} …   Australian English dictionary

  • clyster —   n. Medicine, enema; v.t. give clyster to …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • clyster — /klis teuhr/, n. Med. an enema. [1350 1400; ME < L < Gk klyster, equiv. to *klyd (base of klýzein to rinse out; cf. CATACLYSM) + ter agent n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • clyster — An old term for enema. [G. klyster, fr. klyzo, fut. klyso, to wash out] * * * clys·ter klis tər n ENEMA * * * n. an old fashioned term for an enema. * * * clys·ter (klisґtər) [Gr. klystēr a syringe] enema …   Medical dictionary

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