styptic pencil

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Origin of styptic pencil

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for styptic pencil

styptic pencil

  1. a styptic agent in the form of a small stick, for application to razor nicks, etc
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styptic pencil in Medicine

styptic pencil

  1. A short medicated stick, often of alum, applied to a cut to check bleeding.
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