hemostasis

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

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

noun
he·​mo·​sta·​sis
variants: or chiefly British haemostasis \ˌhē-​mə-​ˈstā-​səs \
plural hemostases\-​ˌsēz \

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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