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hemostat

[hee-muh-stat, hem-uh-]
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noun
  1. an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage.
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Origin of hemostat

First recorded in 1895–1900; shortened form of hemostatic
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hemostat in Medicine

hemostat

(hēmə-stăt′)
n.
  1. An agent, such as a chemical, that stops bleeding.
  2. An instrument for arresting hemorrhage by compression of the bleeding vessel.
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