- the employment or application of styptics.
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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- the action, application, or use of a styptic
C19: via New Latin from Late Latin: astringency, from Greek stupsis, from stuphein to contract