adjective Also styp·ti·cal.
Origin of styptic
Examples from the Web for styptic
Historical Examples of styptic
They should be non-irritating, antiseptic, and styptic, at the same time.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Again the flow of words is checked by the styptic previously applied.The Newcomes
William Makepeace Thackeray
Name from , blood; perhaps from the styptic properties of some species.
Dr Todd says, that in all cases of internal hmorrhage, or hmorrhagic tendency, it is the best astringent or styptic we possess.
I was well already, on taking the styptic from her dear hands.Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)
Word Origin for styptic
c.1400, from Old French stiptique, from Latin stypticus "astringent," from Greek styptikos, from styphein "to constrict, draw together." Spelling influenced by Latin and Greek words.