hemostat

[hee-muh-stat, hem-uh-]
noun
an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage.

Origin:
1895–1900; shortened form of hemostatic

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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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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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The pouch, called a swelling hemostat, resembles a beanbag and is made of a polymer-fiber mesh encased in spandex fabric.
Hemostat tips can be ground or filed to a thin, flat tip to better grip straws in holes.
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