Origin of epistaxis
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Oh yes, he glibly replied, I think they call it the Rubus epistaxis.Pastoral Days
William Hamilton Gibson
He also had slight headache and the bowels were constipated; no epistaxis.
In cases of so-called male menstruation the symptom is apt to be epistaxis.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
No "fit" up to date; no epistaxis; only once a slight headache.
Bleeding from the nose, epistaxis, taking place frequently in a middle-aged person, sometimes is an early symptom.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
- the technical name for nosebleed
C18: from Greek: a dropping, from epistazein to drop on, from stazein to drip
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Word Origin and History for epistaxis
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- A nosebleed.
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