From Middle French clystere, or its source, Latin clyster, from Ancient Greek κλυστήρ (klustḗr).
clyster (plural clysters)
- (now rare) A medicine applied via the rectum; an enema or suppository.
- 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, vol.I, New York 2001, p.233-4:
- 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.