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Definition of "epistaxis" [ep•i•stax•is]

  • A nosebleed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epistaxis" in a sentence
  • "CAROL BAO, EPIDEMIC INTELLIGENCE OFFICE: As I reported that the child had developed symptoms about three days ago, onset, febrile, (inaudible) bleeding, epistaxis, which is a nosebleed."
  • "Fresh urine -- more especially that of children and young women -- is taken as a medicine in nearly all parts of the world for various disorders, such as epistaxis, malaria and hysteria, with benefit, this benefit being almost certainly due to its qualities as a general stimulant and restorative."
  • "And the affection is resolved if there be an epistaxis, or if true critical sweats supervene with urine having white, thick, and smooth sediments, or if a deposit take place anywhere; but if it be resolved without these, there will be a relapse of the complaint, or pain in the hips and legs will ensue, with thick sputa, provided the patient be convalescent."