stypticity

styptic

[stip-tik]
adjective Also, styptical.
1.
serving to contract organic tissue; astringent; binding.
2.
serving to check hemorrhage or bleeding, as a drug; hemostatic.
noun
3.
a styptic agent or substance.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin stȳpticus < Greek stȳpikós contractile, equivalent to stȳp- (see stypsis) + -tikos -tic

stypticity [stip-tis-i-tee] , stypticalness, noun
nonstyptic, adjective
nonstyptical, adjective
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styptic (ˈstɪptɪk)
 
adj
1.  contracting the blood vessels or tissues
 
n
2.  a styptic drug
 
[C14: via Late Latin, from Greek stuptikos capable of contracting; see stypsis]
 
stypticity
 
n

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styptic
c.1400, from O.Fr. stiptique, from L. stypticus "astringent," from Gk. styptikos, from styphein "to constrict, draw together." Spelling influenced by L. and Gk. words.
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styptic styp·tic (stĭp'tĭk)
adj.

  1. Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent.

  2. Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; hemostatic.

n.
A styptic drug or substance.
styp·tic'i·ty (-tĭs'ĭ-tē) n.
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