epistaxis


ep·i·stax·is

noun \ˌe-pə-ˈstak-səs\
plural ep·i·stax·es\-ˌsēz\

Definition of EPISTAXIS

:  nosebleed

Origin of EPISTAXIS

New Latin, from Greek, from epistazein to drip on, to bleed at the nose again, from epi- + stazein to drip
First Known Use: 1793

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