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.]
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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]
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nose•bleed

(ˈnoʊzˌblid)

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

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

ep·i·stax·is

n. epistaxis, sangramiento por la nariz.
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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?
I thought of the glossy ringlets and pearly teeth; I thought of the Kalydor; I thought of the coachman's bruised ear and bloody nose; I thought of the tender love secrets which she had whispered to the judge and jury and a thousand tittering auditors,--and gave another groan!
I never have been so surprised in my life, as I was when I let out the first blow, and saw him lying on his back, looking up at me with a bloody nose and his face exceedingly fore-shortened.
In fact, a man on horseback galloped down, before the passengers were well collected together; and a careful investigation being instituted, it appeared that the lady inside had broken her lamp, and the gentleman his head; that the two front outsides had escaped with black eyes; the box with a bloody nose; the coachman with a contusion on the temple; Mr Squeers with a portmanteau bruise on his back; and the remaining passengers without any injury at all--thanks to the softness of the snow-drift in which they had been overturned.
The children of the neighborhood recovered from the awe of the grand carriage which once had visited Martin, and from safe distances they called him "hobo" and "bum." The Silva tribe, however, stanchly defended him, fighting more than one pitched battle for his honor, and black eyes and bloody noses became quite the order of the day and added to Maria's perplexities and troubles.
I ain't seen so many black eyes and bloody noses in a month of Sundays."
He was punched and kicked to the floor in Craven Road at about 8pm, suffering a bloody nose which did not require medical attention.
The supermarket giant is hoping to give the established banks a bloody nose by offering home loans in early summer next year.
He was taken to Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital with a broken left leg and a bloody nose.
Skipper Mann sprinted off the field with a bloody nose after he and keeper Arthur seemed to clash heads after conceding the third goal.
The boy was punched in the face and left with a bloody nose, cuts and bruising to the back of his head but did not need hospital treatment.