hemostasis

noun
he·​mo·​sta·​sis | \ ˌhē-mə-ˈstā-səs How to pronounce hemostasis (audio) \

Definition of hemostasis

: arrest of bleeding

First Known Use of hemostasis

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemostasis

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

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“Hemostasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemostasis. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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hemostasis

noun
he·​mo·​sta·​sis
variants: or chiefly British haemostasis \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈstā-​səs How to pronounce hemostasis (audio) \
plural hemostases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hemostasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemostasis

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

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