hemostasis'

hemostasis

[hi-mos-tuh-sis, hee-muh-stey-sis, hem-uh-]
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-] .


Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin; see hemo-, stasis

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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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