epistaxis

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

Definition of epistaxis

First Known Use of epistaxis

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epistaxis

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

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“Epistaxis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epistaxis. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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epistaxis

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

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