tourniquet

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tourniquet \Tour"ni*quet\, noun [F., fr. tourner to turn.] (Surg.) An instrument for arresting hemorrhage. It consists essentially of a pad or compress upon which pressure is made by a band which is tightened by a screw or other means.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tourniquet

noun

1: bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure [syn: {compression bandage}, {tourniquet}]


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