hemostatic

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he·mo·stat·ic

 (hē′mə-stăt′ĭk)
adj.
Acting to arrest bleeding or hemorrhage.
n.
A hemostatic device or agent.

[hemo- + Greek statikos, causing to stop; see static.]

he•mo•stat•ic

(ˌhi məˈstæt ɪk)

adj.
1. arresting hemorrhage, as a drug; styptic.
2. pertaining to stagnation of the blood.
n.
3. a hemostatic agent or substance.
[1700–10]

hemostatic, haemostatic

a styptic agent or substance. — hemostatic, haemostatic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hemostatic - tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
astringent - tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions"
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