* * *he·mo·stat·ic or chiefly Brit hae·mo·stat·ic .hē-mə-'stat-ik n an agent that checks bleeding esp one that shortens the clotting time of blood1) of or caused by hemostasis2) serving to check bleeding <a \hemostatic agent>
* * *he·mo·stat·ic (he″mo-statґik) [hemo- + -static] 1. causing hemostasis. 2. an agent that arrests the flow of blood. 3. due to or characterized by stasis of the blood; called also hematostatic.
Medical dictionary. 2011.