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hemostat

[hee-muh-stat, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌstæt, ˈhɛm ə-/
noun
1.
an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage.
Origin of hemostat
1895-1900
1895-1900; shortened form of hemostatic
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British Dictionary definitions for hemostat

haemostat

/ˈhiːməʊˌstæt; ˈhɛm-/
noun
1.
a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by compression of a blood vessel
2.
a chemical agent that retards or stops bleeding
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hemostat in Medicine

hemostat he·mo·stat (hē'mə-stāt')
n.

  1. An agent, such as a chemical, that stops bleeding.

  2. An instrument for arresting hemorrhage by compression of the bleeding vessel.

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