from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The stoppage of bleeding or hemorrhage.
- n. The stoppage of blood flow through a blood vessel or body part.
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- n. The process of keeping blood inside a damaged vessel to stop bleeding.
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- n. surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
hemo- + stasis. From Ancient Greek αἱμόστασις (haimostasis, "styptic drug"). (Wiktionary)