styptic pencil

noun

Definition of styptic pencil

: a stick of a medicated styptic substance for use especially in shaving to stop the bleeding from small cuts

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1908

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styptic pencil

noun

medical Definition of styptic pencil

: a cylindrical stick of a medicated styptic substance used especially in shaving to stop the bleeding from small cuts

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