from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acting to arrest bleeding or hemorrhage.
  • n. A hemostatic device or agent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to hemostasis
  • adj. That checks bleeding; styptic
  • n. Any medicine that stops bleeding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to stagnation of the blood.
  • adj. Serving to arrest hemorrhage; styptic.
  • n. A medicine or application to arrest hemorrhage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stopping or preventing hemorrhage; styptic.
  • n. A medicine designed to stop hemorrhage; a styptic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

hemo- + Greek statikos, causing to stop; see static.

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hemo- +‎ static


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