Definition of Styptic

1. Noun. A drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals.

Exact synonyms: Astringent, Astringent Drug
Specialized synonyms: Alum
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Derivative terms: Astringe, Astringe, Astringent



2. Adjective. Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels.
Exact synonyms: Hemostatic
Similar to: Astringent
Derivative terms: Hemostasis, Stypsis

Definition of Styptic

1. a. Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent.

2. n. A styptic medicine.

Definition of Styptic

1. Adjective. Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding ¹

2. Noun. A substance used for styptic results. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Styptic

1. a substance used to check bleeding [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Styptic

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stymes
stymie
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styphnate
styphnates
styphnic
styphnic acid
stypsis
stypsises
styptic (current term)
styptic pencil
styptic weed
styptical
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styptics
styracin
styracosaur
styracosaurus
styrax
styrax family
styraxes
styre
styred

Literary usage of Styptic

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"When working in the subphrenic space the operation may often be facilitated by dividing the suspensory ligament of the liver. Quinine as a styptic and ..."

2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1867)
"By BENJAMIN W. RICHARDSON, MA, MD.FRCP, Senior Physician to the Royal Infirmary for Diseases of tbc Chest. OX A NEW styptic AND ADHESIVE ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"styptic collodion, a compound of collodion 100 parts, carbolic acid 10 parts, ... styptic powder. See powder. Mankind is Infinitely beholden to this ..."

4. The Cause of the Coagulation of the Blood: Being the Astley Cooper Prize by Benjamin Ward Richardson (1858)
"After separation into clot and serum, the blood which had received the styptic was much the darkest in colour; and the serum yielded much less precipitation ..."

5. Modern Surgical Therapeutics: A Compendium of Current Formulæ, Approved by George Henry Napheys (1881)
"This styptic ointment is to be spread on charpie, which is to be left in contact ... A very good styptic, especially in the milder forms of hemorrhages. ..."

6. The Lancet (1898)
"A less potent hut an always accessible form of styptic may be very ... It is also a suitable form of styptic to apply to any surface from which actual or ..."

7. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1845)
"THE styptic POWER OF ERGOT. [Mr. Liston, in his lectures on surgery, relates the following case to show Mr. Wright, of Nottingham, an excellent surgeon, ..."

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