Etymology
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epistaxis (n.)

"nosebleed," 1793, medical Latin, as if from Greek *epistaxis, a false reading for epistagmos, from epi "upon" (see epi-) + stazein "to let fall in drops" (see stalactite).

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Definitions of epistaxis

epistaxis (n.)
bleeding from the nose;
Synonyms: nosebleed
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