[en-uh-muh] /ˈɛn ə mə/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
the injection of a fluid into the rectum to cause a bowel movement.
the fluid injected.
Also called enema bag. a rubber bag or other device for administering an enema.
noun (med) (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels, medicate, or nourish
the liquid so introduced

early 15c., via Medieval Latin, from Greek enema “injection,” from enienai “to send in, inject,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + hienai “send” (cognate of Latin iacere; see jet (v.)).

enema en·e·ma (ěn’ə-mə)
n. pl. en·e·mas


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