he·​mo·​sta·​sis ˌhē-mə-ˈstā-səs How to pronounce hemostasis (audio)
: arrest of bleeding

Examples of hemostasis in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hemostasis was in 1843

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“Hemostasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemostasis. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British haemostasis
plural hemostases -ˌsēz How to pronounce hemostasis (audio)
: stoppage or sluggishness of blood flow
: the arrest of bleeding (as by a hemostatic agent)

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