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Meaning of hemostasis

he•mos•ta•sis

Pronunciation: (hi-mos'tu-sis, hē"mu-stā'sis, hem"u-), [key]
— n. Med.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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