styptic, stip′tik, adj. drawing together: astringent: that stops bleeding.
They should be non-irritating, antiseptic, and styptic, at the same time.
When dipped in water the liquid assumed the properties of a styptic and a febrifuge, etc.
Again the flow of words is checked by the styptic previously applied.
He regarded its styptic power as partly mechanical and partly physiological.
I was well already, on taking the styptic from her dear hands.
Name from , blood; perhaps from the styptic properties of some species.
Tobacco leaves were used as a styptic by the Indians of Brazil in the sixteenth century.
Chromic acid is obtained in quadrangular crystals, of a deep red colour; it has a very acrid and styptic taste.
Its styptic properties are undoubtedly due to tannic acid, as all the tests I have been able to make prove this to be the case.
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.
styptic styp·tic (stĭp'tĭk)
Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent.
Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; hemostatic.