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clyster

 [klis´ter]
old term for enema.

clys·ter

(klis'ter),
An old term for enema.
[G. klystēr, fr. klyzō, fut. klysō, to wash out]

clyster

(klĭs′tər)
n.
An enema.

clyster

An archaic term for an ENEMA.

clyster

an enema.
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1552, Cristovao Rodriguez de Oliveira refers to the existence of fifty-seven physicians (most of whom, in all probability, had not acquired their training at university); (91) sixty surgeons; forty-six apothecaries; 197 barbers (including barber-surgeons and others); twenty-five midwives; and twenty women who administered the clyster ('cristaleiras').
Wikipedia states that clyster is an old word for enema.
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