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Pronunciation: kli'sis


  1. An infusion of fluid, usually subcutaneously, for therapeutic purposes.
  2. Formerly, a fluid enema; later, the washing out of material from any body space or cavity by fluids.

[G. klysis, a drenching by a clyster]

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