American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
- n. The fluid so injected.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pl. enemata (enem′ a-tä). In medicine, a quantity of fluid injected into the rectum; a clyster; an injection.
- n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of scarabæoid beetles, founded by Hope in 1837. There are about 6 Mexican and North American species.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) An injection, or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment.
- n. an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
- From Ancient Greek ἔνεμα ("injection, clyster"), from ἐνίημι ("to inject"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin, from Greek, from enīenai, to send in, inject : en-, in; see en-2 + hīenai, to send; see yē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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