- the natural or surgical stoppage of bleeding
- slowing or stoppage of the flow of blood in a vein or artery, as with a tourniquet, by clotting, etc.
Origin of hemostasisModern Latin from Classical Greek haimostasis: see hemo- and stasis
- The stoppage of bleeding or hemorrhage.
- The stoppage of blood flow through a blood vessel or body part.
(usually uncountable, plural hemostases)
hemo- + stasis. From Ancient Greek αἱμόστασις (haimostasis, “styptic drug”).