hemostat

noun he·mo·stat \ ˈhē-mə-ˌstat \

Definition of hemostat

: hemostatic; especially : an instrument for compressing a bleeding vessel

First Known Use of hemostat

circa 1900

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hemostat

noun he·mo·stat
variants: or chiefly British haemostat play \ˈhē-mə-ˌstat\

medical Definition of hemostat

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

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