- 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 plural -mas or -mata (-mətə) med
- the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels, medicate, or nourish
- the liquid so introduced
n. pl. en•e•mas
- The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
- The fluid so injected.