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 ?
Kala was the youngest mate of a male called Tublat, meaning broken nose, and the child she had seen dashed to death was her first; for she was but nine or ten years old.
The boys were rough and even brutal to each other, and Thackeray had to take his share of the blows, and got a broken nose which disfigured his good-looking face ever after.
The man who now confronted Gashford, was a squat, thickset personage, with a low, retreating forehead, a coarse shock head of hair, and eyes so small and near together, that his broken nose alone seemed to prevent their meeting and fusing into one of the usual size.
The old lady liked her, and offered her her living and six hundred francs a year; but Noemie discovered that she passed her life in her arm-chair and had only two visitors, her confessor and her nephew: the confessor very strict, and the nephew a man of fifty, with a broken nose and a government clerkship of two thousand francs.
But as regards Lutuf Ullah - a tall man with a broken nose, and a Persian greyhound Aie
It was like a bolster with a broken nose, and below it, and comparatively small, was a stiff framework bearing a man and an engine with a screw that whizzed round in front and a sort of canvas rudder behind.
fine place,' said the stranger, 'glorious pile--frowning walls--tottering arches--dark nooks--crumbling staircases--old cathedral too--earthy smell--pilgrims' feet wore away the old steps--little Saxon doors--confessionals like money-takers' boxes at theatres--queer customers those monks--popes, and lord treasurers, and all sorts of old fellows, with great red faces, and broken noses, turning up every day--buff jerkins too-- match-locks--sarcophagus--fine place--old legends too--strange stories: capital;' and the stranger continued to soliloquise until they reached the Bull Inn, in the High Street, where the coach stopped.
A man was being treated in hospital for a broken nose and jaw on Saturday after he was beaten up in Larnaca by a driver whom he followed because he had abandoned the scene of a crash.
A 27-year-old woman in the other car was also helped out of the vehicle and then taken to City Hospital in Birmingham with a suspected broken nose and complaining of back pain.
A ROBBERY victim was hit over the head with a bottle and suffered a broken nose, as he walked on wasteland in Middlesbrough.
CHAMPION jockey Jim Crowley, who was lucky to emerge from a horrific fourhorse pile-up at Kempton on Monday with just a broken nose, is praying that fellow rider Freddy Tylicki, who remains in intensive care, makes a full recovery.
A TAXI driver was left with a broken nose following a Newcastle city centre assault.