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hemostasis

[hi-mos-tuh-sis, hee-muh-stey-sis, hem-uh-] /hɪˈmɒs tə sɪs, ˌhi məˈsteɪ sɪs, ˌhɛm ə-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the stoppage of bleeding.
2.
the stoppage of the circulation of blood in a part of the body.
3.
stagnation of blood in a part.
Also, hemostasia
[hee-muh-stey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈsteɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin; see hemo-, stasis
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British Dictionary definitions for hemostasia

haemostasis

/ˌhiːməʊˈsteɪsɪs; ˌhɛm-/
noun
1.
the stopping of bleeding or arrest of blood circulation in an organ or part, as during a surgical operation
2.
stagnation of the blood
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from haemo- + Greek stasis a standing still
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hemostasia in Medicine

hemostasis he·mo·sta·sis (hē'mə-stā'sĭs, hē-mŏs'stə-)
n.

  1. The stoppage of bleeding or hemorrhage.

  2. The stoppage of blood flow through a blood vessel or body part.

  3. The stagnation of blood.

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