Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nosebleed.

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  • n. nosebleed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Bleeding at the nose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Bleeding from the nose; nose-bleed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bleeding from the nose

Etymologies

Greek, from epistazein, epistag-, to bleed from the nose : epi-, epi- + stazein, to drip.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἐπιστάζω (epistazo) to bleed from the nose : ἐπί epi, "above", "over", "on", "upon", or "besides" + στάζω stazo, "to drip" (from the nostrils). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CAROL BAO, EPIDEMIC INTELLIGENCE OFFICE: As I reported that the child had developed symptoms about three days ago, onset, febrile, (inaudible) bleeding, epistaxis, which is a nosebleed.

    CNN Transcript Feb 17, 2007

  • Fresh urine -- more especially that of children and young women -- is taken as a medicine in nearly all parts of the world for various disorders, such as epistaxis, malaria and hysteria, with benefit, this benefit being almost certainly due to its qualities as a general stimulant and restorative.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 Erotic Symbolism; The Mechanism of Detumescence; The Psychic State in Pregnancy

  • And the affection is resolved if there be an epistaxis, or if true critical sweats supervene with urine having white, thick, and smooth sediments, or if a deposit take place anywhere; but if it be resolved without these, there will be a relapse of the complaint, or pain in the hips and legs will ensue, with thick sputa, provided the patient be convalescent.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • Attention also should be paid to the hands, for if they tremble, you may expect epistaxis; and observe the nostrils, whether the breath be drawn in equally by both; and if expiration by the nostrils be large, a convulsion is apt to take place; and should a convulsion occur to such a person, death may be anticipated, and it is well to announce it beforehand.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • Fevers of this description are apt to be protracted, and to have determinations, if the inferior extremities be cold, about the ears and neck, or, if these parts are not cold, to have other changes; they have epistaxis, and disorder of the bowels.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • On the eighth, a slight epistaxis; small vomiting of verdigris-green matters; slept a little.

    Of The Epidemics

  • Philiscus, Epaminon, and Silenus, indeed, who had a trifling epistaxis on the fourth and fifth day, died.

    Of The Epidemics

  • On the fourth, slight alleviation of the symptoms about the hypochondria; heaviness of the head, with pain; somewhat comatose; slight epistaxis, tongue dry, thirst, urine thin and oily; slept a little, upon awaking was somewhat comatose; slight coldness, slept during the night, was delirious.

    Of The Epidemics

  • To persons of a more advanced age, and now on the verge of manhood, the most of these diseases, and, moreover, more chronic fevers, and epistaxis.

    Aphorisms

  • My own theory was that my breathing, which I freely acknowledged could be over-audible at times, was a consequence of the same condition that gave me nosebleeds, the epistaxis which I had inherited from my late father.

    Kalooki Nights

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