1. epistaxis

noun. bleeding from the nose.


  • bleeding
  • hemorrhage
  • nosebleed

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Sentences with epistaxis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Also known as epistaxis, a nosebleed results from trauma to either the front or back of the nose.

2. Adjective
Only 5 to 10 percent of epistaxis originates from the posterior nasal cavity near the back of the upper throat, according to the American Rhinologic Society 1').

Verb, base form
Less commonly, bone marrow involvement with advanced Hodgkin disease or NHL arising elsewhere in the body can lead to
epistaxis** due to reduced platelet production.