Hemostat meaning

hē'mə-stăt'
An agent, such as a chemical, that stops bleeding.
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A clamplike instrument used to compress a blood vessel in order to reduce or arrest the flow of blood during surgery.
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Anything used to stop bleeding.
  • A clamplike instrument used in surgery.
  • A medicine that hastens clotting.
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An agent, such as a chemical, that stops bleeding.
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A clamplike instrument used to compress a blood vessel in order to reduce or arrest the flow of blood during surgery.
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(medicine) An instrument that clamps blood vessels to diminish or halt blood flow.
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Origin of hemostat

  • From Latin hemo- (from Ancient Greek haemo-), "blood" ; + -stata , "standing"
    From Wiktionary