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Adjective: styptic  stip-tik
  1. Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
    - hemostatic [N. Amer], haemostatic [Brit, Cdn]
Noun: styptic  stip-tik
  1. A drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
    - astringent, astringent drug

Derived forms: styptics

See also: astringent

Type of: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Encyclopedia: Styptic