epistaxis

[ep-uh-stak-sis]

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

noun
  1. the technical name for nosebleed

Word Origin for epistaxis

C18: from Greek: a dropping, from epistazein to drop on, from stazein to drip
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Word Origin and History for epistaxis
n.

medical Latin, from Greek epistaxis "nosebleeding," from epi "upon" (see epi-) + stazein- "to let fall in drops" (see stalactite).

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epistaxis in Medicine

epistaxis

[ĕp′ĭ-stăksĭs]
n. pl. ep•i•stax•es (-stăksēz′)
  1. A nosebleed.
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