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, in the meaning defined above

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hemostat

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

Medical Definition of hemostat 

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

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