hemostatic

[ hee-muh-stat-ik, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈstæt ɪk, ˌhɛm ə- /

adjective Medicine/Medical.

arresting hemorrhage, as a drug; styptic.
pertaining to stagnation of the blood.

noun

a hemostatic agent or substance.

Nearby words

  1. hemosiderosis,
  2. hemospermia,
  3. hemostasia,
  4. hemostasis,
  5. hemostat,
  6. hemostatic forceps,
  7. hemotherapeutics,
  8. hemotherapy,
  9. hemothorax,
  10. hemotoxic

Origin of hemostatic

First recorded in 1700–10; hemo- + static

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Medicine definitions for hemostatics

hemostatic

[ hē′mə-stătĭk ]

adj.

Arresting the flow of blood within the vessels.
Arresting hemorrhage.

n.

A hemostatic device or agent.

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