a pencil-shaped stick of a paste containing alum or a similar styptic agent, used to stanch the bleeding of minor cuts.
a styptic agent in the form of a small stick, for application to razor nicks, etc
styptic pencil n.
A short medicated stick, often of alum, applied to a cut to check bleeding.
noun 1. a river in NW Ukraine, flowing N to the Pripet River. 300 miles (480 km) long.
[stahy-ruh-key-shuh s] /ˌstaɪ rəˈkeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the Styracaceae, the storax family of plants. styracaceous /ˌstaɪrəˈkeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Styracaceae, a family of Asian and American trees and shrubs having leathery leaves: includes storax and silver bell
[stahy-ruh-lil, steer-uh-] /ˈstaɪ rə lɪl, ˈstɪər ə-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. methylphenylcarbinyl acetate.
noun 1. any tropical or subtropical tree of the genus Styrax, which includes the storaxes