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Definition of "hemostatic" [hem•o•stat•ic]

  • Acting to arrest bleeding or hemorrhage. (adjective)
  • A hemostatic device or agent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hemostatic" in a sentence
  • "Research in 2010 identified and tested chemicals that clot blood, also known as "hemostatic agents.""
  • "Pressure dressings, hemostatic bandages, IVs—the flight medic used every tool and trick to keep him alive until he got to us."
  • "Behind that is a deep balfour retractor, which is used on belly cases and in the front are some various hemostatic clamps, probably sponge tips and allises."