hemostat

noun
he·​mo·​stat | \ ˈhē-mə-ˌstat How to pronounce hemostat (audio) \

Definition of hemostat

: hemostatic especially : an instrument for compressing a bleeding vessel

First Known Use of hemostat

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemostat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemostat. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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hemostat

noun
he·​mo·​stat
variants: or chiefly British haemostat \ ˈhē-​mə-​ˌstat How to pronounce haemostat (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemostat

2 : an instrument and especially forceps for compressing a bleeding vessel

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