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[hi-mos-tuh-sis, hee-muh-stey-sis, hem-uh-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the stoppage of bleeding.
  2. the stoppage of the circulation of blood in a part of the body.
  3. stagnation of blood in a part.
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Also he·mo·sta·sia [hee-muh-stey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈsteɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌhɛm ə-/.

Origin of hemostasis

From New Latin, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at hemo-, stasis
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Examples from the Web for hemostasis

Historical Examples

  • Standing, as in hemostasis, the arrest of the circulation in the blood vessels of a part.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

hemostasis in Medicine


(hē′mə-stāsĭs, hē-mŏsstə-)
  1. The stoppage of bleeding or hemorrhage.
  2. The stoppage of blood flow through a blood vessel or body part.
  3. The stagnation of blood.
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