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1. (Medicine) the stopping of bleeding or arrest of blood circulation in an organ or part, as during a surgical operation
2. (Pathology) stagnation of the blood
[C18: from New Latin, from haemo- + Greek stasis a standing still]
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the stoppage of bleeding or cessation of the circulation of the blood; stagnation of the blood in a part of the body. Also hemostasia, haemostasia.See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
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|Noun||1.||haemostasis - surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)|
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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