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stypsis

[stip-sis]
noun
  1. the employment or application of styptics.
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Origin of stypsis

1885–90; < Late Latin stȳpsis < Greek stŷpsis, equivalent to stȳp- (variant stem of stȳ́phein to contract) + -sis -sis
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British Dictionary definitions for stypsis

stypsis

noun
  1. the action, application, or use of a styptic
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Word Origin for stypsis

C19: via New Latin from Late Latin: astringency, from Greek stupsis, from stuphein to contract
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