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hemostasis

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noun he·mo·sta·sis \ˌhē-mə-ˈstā-səs\

Definition of hemostasis

  1. :  arrest of bleeding



Origin and Etymology of hemostasis

New Latin, from Greek haimostasis styptic, from haimo- hem- + -stasis


First Known Use: 1843


Medical Dictionary

hemostasis

noun he·mo·sta·sis

Medical Definition of hemostasis

plural

hemostases

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  1. 1:  stoppage or sluggishness of blood flow

  2. 2:  the arrest of bleeding (as by a hemostatic agent)



Variants of hemostasis

or chiefly British

haemostasis

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