hemostatic vs styptic what difference

what is difference between hemostatic and styptic

English

Alternative forms

  • haemostatic (British)

Etymology

From hemo- +‎ -static.

Adjective

hemostatic (comparative more hemostatic, superlative most hemostatic)

  1. Of or pertaining to hemostasis
  2. That checks bleeding; styptic

Noun

hemostatic (plural hemostatics)

  1. Any medicine that stops bleeding.

Anagrams

  • theomatics

Romanian

Etymology

From French hémostatique

Adjective

hemostatic m or n (feminine singular hemostatică, masculine plural hemostatici, feminine and neuter plural hemostatice)

  1. haemostatic

Declension



English

Alternative forms

  • styptick (obsolete)

Etymology

From Latin stypticus, from Ancient Greek στυπτικός (stuptikós), from στύφειν (stúphein, to contract).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɪptɪk/

Adjective

styptic (comparative more styptic, superlative most styptic)

  1. Bringing about contraction of tissues; harsh, raw, austere.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 328:
      Boyles turns to look over his shoulder, squinting into the styptic sun, and then flags a hand over his head.
  2. (medicine, by extension) That stops bleeding.
    • 1973, Nicholas Monsarrat, The Kapillan of Malta:
      The growth on top was a scrubby plant, unknown anywhere else on Malta, which was believed to have styptic qualities – it could staunch bleeding when packed on top of a wound […].
    • 1959, Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon:
      But I waited while he dabbed at the cut with styptic powder.

Noun

styptic (plural styptics)

  1. A substance used for styptic results.
    • 1990, A. L. Tommie Bass et al., Herbal Medicine Past and Present
      Knowledge of puffball’s use as a styptic and for hemorrhoids reached Bass through the popular tradition.

Derived terms

  • hemostyptic
  • styptic pencil

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