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1. styptic

adjective. tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels.

Synonyms

  • hemostatic

Antonyms

  • prescription medicine
  • over-the-counter medicine

Etymology

  • stypticus (Latin)
  • στυπτικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. styptic

noun. a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals.

Synonyms

  • medicinal drug
  • medication
  • astringent
  • alum
  • medicament
  • medicine

Antonyms

  • prescription drug
  • sweet
  • astringency
  • stypsis

Etymology

  • stypticus (Latin)
  • στυπτικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word styptic


1. Adjective
Place the black end of a styptic pencil or two tablespoons of flour or cornstarch on the nail.

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