Stypticity Styp*tic"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. stypticit['e].] The quality or state of being styptic; astringency. [1913 Webster]

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  • stypticity — See styptic. * * * …   Universalium

  • stypticity — styp·tic·i·ty …   English syllables

  • stypticity — stipˈtisəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English stipticite, from Medieval Latin stypticitat , stypticitas, from Latin stypticus styptic + itat , itas ity : styptic quality : astringency …   Useful english dictionary

  • styptic — stypticity /stip tis i tee/, stypticalness, n. /stip tik/, adj. Also, styptical. 1. serving to contract organic tissue; astringent; binding. 2. serving to check hemorrhage or bleeding, as a drug; hemostatic. n. 3. a styptic agent or substance.… …   Universalium

  • styptic — /ˈstɪptɪk / (say stiptik) adjective Also, styptical. 1. contracting organic tissue; astringent; binding. 2. checking haemorrhage or bleeding, as a drug; haemostatic. –noun 3. a styptic agent or substance. {Middle English; from Latin stypticus,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • styptic — [stip′tik] adj. [LME stiptik < L stypticus < Gr styptikos, astringent < styphein, to contract: see STOP] tending to halt bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent n. any styptic substance stypticity [stiptis′ə tē]… …   English World dictionary

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