stypsis

[stip-sis]

noun

the employment or application of styptics.

Nearby words

  1. stylus,
  2. stymie,
  3. stymphalian birds,
  4. stymy,
  5. stype,
  6. styptic,
  7. styptic pencil,
  8. stypticity,
  9. styr,
  10. styracaceous

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

the action, application, or use of a styptic

Word Origin for stypsis

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

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