epistaxis

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ep·i·stax·is

 (ĕp′ĭ-stăk′sĭs)
n. pl. ep·i·stax·es (-stăk′sēz′)
A nosebleed.

[Greek, from epistazein, epistag-, to bleed from the nose : epi-, epi- + stazein, to drip.]

epistaxis

(ˌɛpɪˈstæksɪs)
n, pl -xes
(Pathology) the technical name for nosebleed
[C18: from Greek: a dropping, from epistazein to drop on, from stazein to drip]

nose•bleed

(ˈnoʊzˌblid)

n.
bleeding from the nostril.
[1850–55]

epistaxis

bleeding from the nose; nosebleed.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels, Nose
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epistaxis - bleeding from the noseepistaxis - bleeding from the nose    
bleeding, haemorrhage, hemorrhage - the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
Translations

ep·i·stax·is

n. epistaxis, sangramiento por la nariz.
References in classic literature ?
This matter then, which put an end to the debate mentioned in the last chapter, was no other than a quarrel between Master Blifil and Tom Jones, the consequence of which had been a bloody nose to the former; for though Master Blifil, notwithstanding he was the younger, was in size above the other's match, yet Tom was much his superior at the noble art of boxing.
Oo was there to send me to school, or put tommy in my 'ungry belly, or wipe my bloody nose for me, w'en I was a kiddy?
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