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- (medicine, countable, uncountable) The process of keeping blood inside a damaged vessel to stop bleeding.
2005, W. Feil, Ultrasonic energy for cutting, coagulating, and dissecting, page 158:
- A complete hemostasis is achieved with a minimal risk of injury to the trachea when using level 3 with the blunt side of the active blade.
keeping blood inside a damaged vessel