styptic

  • 1 Styptic — Styp tic, a. [L. stypticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to contract.] Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent. [Written also {stiptic}.] [1913 Webster] {Styptic weed}… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Styptic — Styp tic, n. (Med.) A styptic medicine. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 styptic — Medicine ► ADJECTIVE ▪ capable of causing bleeding to stop. ► NOUN ▪ a styptic substance. ORIGIN Greek stuptikos, from stuphein to contract …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 styptic — 1. Having an astringent or hemostatic effect. 2. An astringent agent used topically to stop bleeding. SYN: hemostyptic. [G. styptikos, astringent] * * * styp·tic stip tik adj tending to check bleeding <the styptic effect of c …

    Medical dictionary

  • 7 styptic — 1. adjective /ˈstɪptɪk/ Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding The growth on top was a scrubby plant, unknown anywhere else on Malta, which was believed to have styptic qualities – it could staunch bleeding when packed …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 styptic — adjective Etymology: Middle English stiptik, from Anglo French, from Latin stypticus, from Greek styptikos, from styphein to contract Date: 14th century tending to contract or bind ; astringent; especially tending to check bleeding • styptic noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 styptic — Synonyms and related words: alum, astringent, clamp, collapsible, compactable, compressible, compressor, constrictor, constringent, consumptive, contractible, contractile, contractional, contractive, contractor, deflationary, foldable, pincer,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 styptic — styp•tic [[t]ˈstɪp tɪk[/t]] adj. Also, styp′ti•cal. 1) med serving to contract organic tissue; astringent; binding 2) med serving to check hemorrhage or bleeding, as a drug; hemostatic 3) pha a styptic agent or substance • Etymology: 1350–1400;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 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

  • 13 styptic — adj. & n. adj. (of a drug etc.) that checks bleeding. n. a styptic drug or substance. Etymology: ME f. L stypticus f. Gk stuptikos f. stupho contract …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 Styptic — A substance that curbs bleeding Abrus, Bidens, Colocasia, Conocarpus, Cyathea, Cyathula, Jatropha, Musa, Typha, Vernonia …

    EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • 15 styptic — styp·tic || stɪptɪk adj. astringent, causing the contraction of tissues or blood vessels; serving to stop the flow of blood by contracting tissues or blood vessels …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 styptic — I. n. [Written also Stiptic.] Astringent (to stop bleeding). II. a.; (also styptical) [Written also Stiptic, Stiptical.] Astringent, binding, contracting …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 styptic — styp·tic …

    English syllables

  • 18 styptic — n.; see haemostatic …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 19 styptic —   a.,n. (substance) checking bleeding by constricting blood vessels.    ♦ stypsis, n. use of this …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 20 styptic cotton — n cotton that is prepared by impregnating with a styptic agent and drying and that is applied to minor wounds to stop bleeding * * * cotton impregnated with a styptic solution and dried …

    Medical dictionary