haemostat

World English Dictionary
haemostat or (US) hemostat (ˈhiːməʊˌstæt, ˈhɛm-, ˈhiːməʊˌstæt, ˈhɛm-)
 
n
1.  a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by compression of a blood vessel
2.  a chemical agent that retards or stops bleeding
 
hemostat or (US) hemostat
 
n

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