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Acting to arrest bleeding or hemorrhage.
A hemostatic device or agent.
[hemo- + Greek statikos, causing to stop; see static.]
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he•mo•stat•ic(ˌhi məˈstæt ɪk)
1. arresting hemorrhage, as a drug; styptic.
2. pertaining to stagnation of the blood.n.
3. a hemostatic agent or substance.
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a styptic agent or substance. — hemostatic, haemostatic, adj.See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
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|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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