Archaic term for enema.
More example sentences
- Since at least the days of Hippocratic hygiene, and until at least the mid nineteenth century, the Western medical profession urged the regular prophylactic use of emetics and clysters.
- The remedies which they use are large clysters, whereby they void store of windiness.
late Middle English: from Old French clystere or Latin clyster, from Greek klustēr 'syringe', from kluzein 'wash out'.
Definition of clyster in:
- The US English dictionary