• WordNet 3.6
    • adj styptic tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
    • n styptic a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Styptic (Med) A styptic medicine.
    • a Styptic Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • styptic Astringent; oonstrictive; binding.
    • styptic Having the quality of checking hemorrhage or bleeding; stanching.
    • n styptic An astringent; something causing constriction or constraint.
    • n styptic A substance employed to check a flow of blood by application to the bleeding orifice or surface.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Styptic stip′tik drawing together: astringent: that stops bleeding
    • n Styptic an agent employed in surgery for the purpose of checking the flow of blood by application to the bleeding surface: an astringent medicine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stypticus, Gr. , fr. to contract


In literature:

Now, what styptics, what antiphlogistics ought to be employed?
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
He regarded its styptic power as partly mechanical and partly physiological.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882" by Various
In cases of haemorrhage of a severe character, Ruspini's styptic is most beneficial, and may be recommended.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
I was well already, on taking the styptic from her dear hands.
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Associated Words: tourniquet, garrot, styptic.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The use of styptics may be called for.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Gallic acid is also a good styptic to employ in these cases.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
It is an excellent styptic.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Some drugs, called styptics, possess the power of contracting the walls of blood vessels and also of clotting the blood.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
He could not help praising them a little for what they had done with the primitive tourniquet and the styptic agency of the snow.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe