Styp"tic (?), a. [L. stypticus, Gr. , fr. to contract.]

Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent.

[Written also stiptic.]

Styptic weed Bot., an American leguminous herb (Cassia occidentalis) closely related to the wild senna.


© Webster 1913.

Styp"tic, n. Med.

A styptic medicine.


© Webster 1913.

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