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Related to clyster: Clyster pipe
[Middle English clister, from Old French clistere, from Latin clyster, from Greek klustēr, clyster pipe, from kluzein, to wash out.]
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(Medicine) med a former name for an enema
[C14: from Greek klustēr, from kluzein to rinse]
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[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek klystḗr <*klyd-, base of klýzein to rinse out (compare cataclysm)]
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|Noun||1.||clyster - an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes|
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
barium enema - enema in which a contrast medium (usually barium sulfate) is injected into the rectum and X-rays are taken to search for lesions
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