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.


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