hemostasis

noun he·mo·sta·sis \ ˌhē-mə-ˈstā-səs \

Definition of hemostasis

: arrest of bleeding

Origin and Etymology of hemostasis

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


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hemostasis

noun he·mo·sta·sis
variants: or chiefly British haemostasis play \ˌhē-mə-ˈstā-səs\

medical Definition of hemostasis

plural hemostases play \-ˌsēz\
1 : stoppage or sluggishness of blood flow
2 : the arrest of bleeding (as by a hemostatic agent)

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