Origin of stypticLate Middle English stiptik ; from Classical Latin stypticus ; from Classical Greek styptikos, astringent ; from styphein, to contract: see stop
- Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent.
- Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; hemostatic.
Origin of stypticMiddle English stiptik, from Old French stiptique, from Latin st&ymacron;pticus, from Greek st&umacron;ptikos, from st&umacron;phein, to contract.
(comparative more styptic, superlative most styptic)
- A substance used for styptic results.
From Latin stypticus, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„Ï…Ï€Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (stuptikos), from ÏƒÏ„ÏÏ†ÎµÎ¹Î½ (stuphein, “to contract").