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Noun: hemostasis  ,hee-mu'stey-sis
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: haemostasis)
  1. Surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    - haemostasis [Brit, Cdn], hemostasia [N. Amer], haemostasia [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: stop, stoppage

Part of: op, operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Hemostasis