Definitions for epistaxisˌɛp əˈstæk sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ep•i•stax•isˌɛp əˈstæk sɪs(n.)

  1. Category: Pathology

    Ref: nosebleed.

Origin of epistaxis:

1785–95; < Gk epístaxis a dripping =epi-epi - +stag-, s. of stázein to drip, drop +-sis -sis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nosebleed, epistaxis(noun)

    bleeding from the nose


  1. epistaxis(Noun)


  2. Origin: From ἐπιστάζω (epistazo) to bleed from the nose : ἐπί epi, "above", "over", "on", "upon", or "besides" + στάζωstazo, "to drip" (from the nostrils).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Epistaxis(noun)

    bleeding at the nose

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Epistaxis

    Bleeding from the nose.


  1. Nosebleed

    Epistaxis or a nosebleed is the relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage from the nose, usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostrils. There are two types: anterior, and posterior. Sometimes in more severe cases, the blood can come up the nasolacrimal duct and out from the eye. Fresh blood and clotted blood can also flow down into the stomach and cause nausea and vomiting. Although the sight of large amounts of blood can be alarming to some, and, in some serious cases, may warrant medical attention, nosebleeds are rarely fatal, accounting for only 4 of the 2.4 million deaths in the U.S. in 1999.


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