- arresting hemorrhage, as a drug; styptic.
- pertaining to stagnation of the blood.
- a hemostatic agent or substance.
Origin of hemostatic
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- Arresting the flow of blood within the vessels.
- Arresting hemorrhage.
- A hemostatic device or agent.
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