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epistaxis

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Etymology

From Greek επήσταζειν (epistazein) to bleed from the nose : epi-, "above", "over", "on", "upon", or "besides" + stazein, "to drip" (from the nostrils).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌɛpɪˈstæksɪs/ (plural IPA: /ˌɛpɪˈstækˌsiz/)

Noun

Singular
epistaxis

Plural
epistax

epistaxis (epistax)
  1. (medicine) nosebleed

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