adjective, Also, styptical
serving to contract organic tissue; astringent; binding.
serving to check hemorrhage or bleeding, as a drug; hemostatic.
a styptic agent or substance.
contracting the blood vessels or tissues
a styptic drug

styptic styp·tic (stĭp’tĭk)

Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent.

Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; hemostatic.

A styptic drug or substance.styp·tic’i·ty (-tĭs’ĭ-tē) n.


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