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epistaxis Line breaks: epi|staxis
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈstaksɪs/

Definition of epistaxis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Bleeding from the nose.
Example sentences
  • Generalized erythema, epistaxis, bleeding of gums, petechial and subconjunctival haemorrhages are present occasionally.
  • With only minor bleeding, such as epistaxis, transfusion of platelets to counts in the 30 000 to 40 000 / L range may be acceptable.
  • One child in the fluticasone group was withdrawn from the study because of epistaxis and nose pain.


Late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek, from epistazein 'bleed from the nose', from epi 'upon, in addition' + stazein 'to drip'.

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