Meaning of hemostatic

he•mo•stat•ic

Pronunciation: (hē"mu-stat'ik, hem"u-), [key]
— adj. Med.
  1. arresting hemorrhage, as a drug; styptic.
  2. pertaining to stagnation of the blood.
—n.
  1. a hemostatic agent or substance.
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