styptic pencil


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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Recent Examples on the Web As another potential point in alum’s corner, Dr. Voigt notes that it is sometimes used in devices like styptic pencils, or small medicated sticks that help to stop bleeding from things like shaving cuts. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Why Trying to Cure Canker Sores With Alum May Not Be Worth It," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of styptic pencil

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of styptic pencil was in 1908

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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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