from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent, such as a chemical, that stops bleeding.
- n. A clamplike instrument used to compress a blood vessel in order to reduce or arrest the flow of blood during surgery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an instrument that clamps blood vessels to diminish or halt blood flow
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument used to compress a bleeding vessel in order to arrest hemorrhage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel
He used a hemostat to gather up the bloodied finger and dropped it into an evidence bag, which he quickly closed, but isolating the finger did little to diminish the odor.
The huge moose heart intruded on her recitations of hemostat placements and incision angles, and she turned to look.
The first came from a precocious 12-year-old boy at a fishing show in Long Beach, Calif., who proved he could do the same knot as Kreh in about a 10th of the time, and the last two came from a doctor, who taught Kreh how to quickly tie two common fishing knots with a hemostat.
Bishop asked one of the medical techs, a woman whose jacket was adorned with a stethoscope and hemostat clamps.
Nope, no kellys, no needle holders, and not even a hemostat.
I'd like to see some examples of how he's functioned under pressure, besides, "pass the hemostat."
You're eating lunch in the cafeteria, wearing your scrubs, your high-tech stethoscope around your neck, a hemostat clipped onto you somewhere, tourniquets tied onto it.
Earl passed a treatment room off ER where another youthful trainee, this one masked and gloved, frowned mightily as he wielded a suture and hemostat over a child's lacerated cheek.
She hesitated and took the hemostat that Cooper offered her.
With furrowed brow, he poked at the tissue with a hemostat.