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hemostatic

noun he·mo·stat·ic \ ˌhē-mə-ˈsta-tik \
|Updated on: 3 May 2018

Definition of hemostatic

: a hemostatic agent

First Known Use of hemostatic

circa 1706

in the meaning defined above

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hemostatic

adjective

Definition of hemostatic

1 : of or caused by hemostasis
2 : serving to check bleeding

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First Known Use of hemostatic

1834

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Medical Dictionary

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hemostatic

noun he·mo·stat·ic
variants: or chiefly British haemostatic play \ˌhē-mə-ˈstat-ik\

medical Definition of hemostatic

: an agent that checks bleeding; especially : one that shortens the clotting time of blood

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hemostatic

adjective
variants: or chiefly British haemostatic

medical Definition of hemostatic

1 : of or caused by hemostasis
2 : serving to check bleeding
  • a hemostatic agent

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