[ hi-mos-tuh-sis, hee-muh-stey-sis, hem-uh- ]
/ hɪˈmɒs tə sɪs, ˌhi məˈsteɪ sɪs, ˌhɛm ə- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the stoppage of bleeding.
the stoppage of the circulation of blood in a part of the body.
stagnation of blood in a part.
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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Medicine definitions for hemostasis

[ hē′mə-stāsĭs, hē-mŏsstə- ]


The stoppage of bleeding or hemorrhage.
The stoppage of blood flow through a blood vessel or body part.
The stagnation of blood.
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