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[ep-uh-stak-sis] /ˌɛp əˈstæk sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
the technical name for nosebleed

medical Latin, from Greek epistaxis “nosebleeding,” from epi “upon” (see epi-) + stazein- “to let fall in drops” (see stalactite).

epistaxis ep·i·stax·is (ěp’ĭ-stāk’sĭs)
n. pl. ep·i·stax·es (-stāk’sēz’)
A nosebleed.


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