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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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