stypsis


stypsis
noun
the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
Syn: ↑astringency
Derivationally related forms: ↑styptic, ↑astringent (for: ↑astringency)
Hypernyms: ↑contractility
Attrubites: ↑astringent, ↑nonastringent

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\\ˈstipsə̇s\ noun (-es)
Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, astringency, contraction, from Greek, from styphein to contract + -sis
: the application or use of styptics

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/stip"sis/, n.
the employment or application of styptics.
[1885-90; < LL stypsis < Gk stypsis, equiv. to styp- (var. s. of stýphein to contract) + -sis -SIS]

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stypˈsis noun
The use, action, etc of a styptic or styptics
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Main Entry:styptic

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stypsis Med.
(ˈstɪpsɪs)
[late L. stypsis, a. Gr. στῦψις, n. of action to στύϕειν (whence styptic).]
The application or use of styptics.
Billings Med. Dict. in Webster.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.