Definition of Clyster

1. Noun. An injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes.

Exact synonyms: Enema
Generic synonyms: Irrigation
Specialized synonyms: Colonic, Colonic Irrigation, Barium Enema



Definition of Clyster

1. n. A liquid injected into the lower intestines by means of a syringe; an injection; an enema.

Definition of Clyster

1. Noun. (rare) A medicine applied via the rectum; an enema or suppository ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clyster

1. an enema [n -S] - See also: enema

Medical Definition of Clyster

1. An old term for enema. Origin: G. Klyster, fr. Klyzo, fut. Klyso, to wash out (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clyster

clying
clype
clypeal
clypeastroid
clypeate
clyped
clypei
clypeiform
clypes
clypeus
clyping
clypt
clysis
clysmian
clysmic
clyster (current term)
clysters
cléché
cm
cmavo
cmc
cmd
cmdlet
cmdlets
cme-carbodiimide
cmene
cmon
cnaemial
cnawvshawl
cnemial

Literary usage of Clyster

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1831)
"An interesting case of poisoning with » tobacco-clyster, is related by Dr. ... One day the patient's mother proposed that a tobacco-clyster should be ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1831)
"An interesting case of poisoning with a tobacco-clyster is related by Dr ... One day the patient's mother proposed that a tobacco-clyster should be ..."

3. The Cabinet of Irish Literature: Selections from the Works of the Chief Poet by Charles Anderson Read, Thomas Power O'Connor (1893)
"clyster. Pray, sir, be seated; we shall examine methodically into the ... clyster. But do you sleep sound? Captain. Faith, I sleep and snore all night, ..."

4. The London Medical Gazette (1830)
"He was ordered ten grains of calomel, and a common clyster ; warm flannel to be ... The patient was then put into the warm bath, a stimulating clyster was ..."

5. The Sportsman's Dictionary: Or The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and ...Sports - (1800)
"DIURETIC clyster. ТЫ s diuretic tly Пег is of great ufe in the .... clyster ..."

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