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styptic (adj.)

c. 1400, from Old French stiptique or directly from Latin stypticus "astringent," from Greek styptikos, from styphein "to constrict, draw together." As a noun, c. 1400, from Late Latin stypticum. Related: Styptical.

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Definitions of styptic
1
styptic (n.)
a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals;
Synonyms: astringent / astringent drug
2
styptic (adj.)
tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels;
Synonyms: hemostatic
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