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styptics

styptics is a plural form of styptic

styptic (medicine)

Definition:

a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

styptics

Type of:

medicine » drug » agent » causal agent

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

alum

Etymology:

Old French stiptique, from Latin stypticus "astringent", from Greek styptikos,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Antihemorrhagic | antihaemorrhagic | hemostatic | haemostatic

agent is a substance that promotes hemostasis. It may also be known as a hemostatic agent. Styptics are a specific type of antihemorrhagic agent that work by contracting tissue to seal injured blood vessels. Styptic pencils contain astringents. ... (38 of 875 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Antihemorrhagic

Collins Dictionary:

styptic | styptical

contracting the blood vessels or tissues | a styptic drug (9 of 233 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/styptic

Wiktionary:

styptic | styptics [plural] | styptick [obsolete, sense-specific]

Bringing about contraction of tissues; harsh, raw, austere. | Specifically, that stops bleeding. | A substance used for styptic results. (18 of 70 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/styptic

Oxford Dictionary:

styptic

[medicine] : [substances] capable of causing bleeding to stop when it's applied to a wound. | a styptic substance. (18 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/styptic

American Heritage Dictionary:

styptic | stypticity [noun, related]

Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent. | Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; hemostatic. | A styptic ... (21 of 50 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/styptic

Merriam-Webster:

styptic | astringent [synonym]

tending to contract or bind; "astringent" ; especially, tending to check bleeding (12 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/styptic

New World Dictionary:

styptic | stypticity [noun, related]

tending to halt bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent | any styptic substance (15 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/styptic

Random House Dictionary:

styptic

serving to contract organic tissue; astringent; binding. | serving to check hemorrhage or bleeding, as a drug; hemostatic. | a styptic agent or ... (21 of 31 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/styptic

Britannica Encyclopedia:

astringent [pharmacology]

any of a group of substances that cause the contraction or shrinkage of tissues and that dry up secretions. Astringents are usually classified into ... (24 of 124 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/39937​/astringent

Columbia Encyclopedia:

astringent

substance that shrinks body tissues. Astringent medicines cause shrinkage of mucous membranes or exposed tissues and are often used internally to ... (21 of 116 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0805129​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

astringent | astringency [noun, uncountable, related]

[medical] an astringent substance or liquid makes your skin drier or helps to stop a cut from bleeding | an astringent taste is one that is strong and ... (27 of 61 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/astringent

astringent [countable, noun] | astringents [plural]

a liquid or cream used for making your skin drier or for stopping a cut from bleeding (17 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/astringent 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

astringent [entry 1]

a drug or cream that causes the skin or other tissue to tighten so that the flow of blood or other liquids stops (23 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/astringent 1

astringent [entry 2] | astringency [noun, derived]

describes a substance that acts as an astringent (8 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/astringent 2

astringent [entry 3] | astringently [adverb, derived] | astringency [noun, derived]

describes remarks which are clever but unkind or criticize someone (10 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/astringent 3

Encarta Dictionary:

styptic | styptics [plural]

slowing down the rate of bleeding or stopping bleeding altogether, whether by causing the blood vessels to contract or by accelerating clotting | a ... (23 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716375​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

styptic

First use: about 1400

Origin: Old French stiptique, from Latin stypticus "astringent", from Greek styptikos, from styphein "to constrict, draw ... (17 of 25 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=styptic

American Heritage Dictionary:

styptic

Origin: Middle English stiptik, from Old French stiptique, from Latin stȳpticus, from Greek stūptikos, from stūphein, to contract.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/styptic

Merriam-Webster:

styptic

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English stiptik, from Anglo-French, from Latin stypticus, from Greek styptikos, from styphein to contract

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/styptic

New World Dictionary:

styptic

Origin: Late Middle English stiptik from Latin stypticus from Greek styptikos, astringent from styphein, to contract: see "stop"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/styptic

Collins Dictionary:

styptic

First use: 14th century

Origin: via Late Latin, from Greek stuptikos capable of contracting; see stypsis

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/styptic

Wiktionary:

styptic | styptics [plural]

Origin: Latin stypticus, from Ancient Greek στυπτικός (stuptikos), from στύφειν (stuphein, "to contract").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/styptic

Oxford Dictionary:

styptic

Origin: late Middle English: via Latin from Greek stuptikos, from stuphein "to contract"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/styptic

Encarta Dictionary:

styptic | styptics [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek stuptikos from stuphein "to contract"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716375​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

styptic

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "styptic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "styptic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/styptic

the Free Dictionary:

styptic

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "styptic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "styptic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/styptic

Google Dictionary:

styptic | styptics [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "styptic"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=styptic

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

styptic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "styptic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=stypti​01 word=styptic

YourDictionary Audio:

styptic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "styptic" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/styptic

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