Meaning of styptic

styp•tic

Pronunciation: (stip'tik), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to contract organic tissue; astringent; binding.
  2. serving to check hemorrhage or bleeding, as a drug; hemostatic.
—n.
  1. a styptic agent or substance.
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