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1. checking blood flow.
2. hemostat (def. 2).
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1. Having an astringent or hemostatic effect.
2. An astringent agent used topically to stop bleeding. Synonym(s): hemostyptic
[G. styptikos, astringent]
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(hē-mō-stĭp′tĭk) [″ + styptikos, astringent]
An astringent that stops bleeding; a chemical hemostatic.
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