hemostasis


he·mo·sta·sis

noun \ˌhē-mə-ˈstā-səs\

Definition of HEMOSTASIS

:  arrest of bleeding

Origin of HEMOSTASIS

New Latin, from Greek haimostasis styptic, from haimo- hem- + -stasis
First Known Use: 1843

he·mo·sta·sis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural he·mo·sta·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of HEMOSTASIS

1
: stoppage or sluggishness of blood flow
2
: the arrest of bleeding (as by a hemostatic agent)

Variants of HEMOSTASIS

he·mo·sta·sis or chiefly British hae·mo·sta·sis \ˌhē-mə-ˈstā-səs\

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