Hemostasis



[hi-mos-tuh-sis, hee-muh-stey-sis, hem-uh-] /hɪˈmɒs tə sɪs, ˌhi məˈsteɪ sɪs, ˌhɛm ə-/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
the stoppage of bleeding.
2.
the stoppage of the circulation of blood in a part of the body.
3.
stagnation of blood in a part.

hemostasis he·mo·sta·sis (hē’mə-stā’sĭs, hē-mŏs’stə-)
n.

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