ep·​i·​stax·​is ˌe-pə-ˈstak-səs How to pronounce epistaxis (audio)
plural epistaxes ˌe-pə-ˈstak-ˌsēz How to pronounce epistaxis (audio)

Examples of epistaxis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, researchers identified the prevalence of epistaxis in smaller studies. Korin Miller, Health, 31 Oct. 2023

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Word History


New Latin, from Greek, from epistazein to drip on, to bleed at the nose again, from epi- + stazein to drip

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epistaxis was in 1793

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“Epistaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epistaxis. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


ep·​i·​stax·​is ˌep-ə-ˈstak-səs How to pronounce epistaxis (audio)
plural epistaxes -ˌsēz How to pronounce epistaxis (audio)

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