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epistaxis

[ ep-uh-stak-sis ]
/ ˌɛp əˈstæk sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

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Origin of epistaxis

1785–95; <Greek epístaxis a dripping, equivalent to epi-epi- + stag-, stem of stázein to drip, drop + -sis-sis
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British Dictionary definitions for epistaxis

epistaxis
/ (ˌɛpɪˈstæksɪs) /

noun

the technical name for nosebleed
C18: from Greek: a dropping, from epistazein to drop on, from stazein to drip
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Medical definitions for epistaxis

epistaxis
[ ĕp′ĭ-stăksĭs ]

n. pl. ep•i•stax•es (-stăksēz′)

A nosebleed.
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