Definition of epistaxis in English:

epistaxis

noun

Medicine
  • Bleeding from the nose.

    • ‘Other presenting features include lymphadenopathy, epistaxis, weight loss, jaundice, and edema.’
    • ‘Generalized erythema, epistaxis, bleeding of gums, petechial and subconjunctival haemorrhages are present occasionally.’
    • ‘Some complain of nasal stuffiness, epistaxis, and headaches.’
    • ‘With only minor bleeding, such as epistaxis, transfusion of platelets to counts in the 30 000 to 40 000 / L range may be acceptable.’
    • ‘One child in the fluticasone group was withdrawn from the study because of epistaxis and nose pain.’

Origin

Late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek, from epistazein bleed from the nose from epi upon, in addition + stazein to drip.

Pronunciation:

epistaxis

/ˌepəˈstaksəs/