-stat

-stat

a combining form used in the names of devices that stabilize or make constant what is specified by the initial element: thermostat; rheostat.

Origin:
< Greek -statēs, equivalent to sta- (stem of histánai to make stand; see stand) + -tēs agent noun suffix

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-stat
 
n combining form
indicating a device that causes something to remain stationary or constant: thermostat
 
[from Greek -statēs, from histanai to cause to stand]

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-stat suff.

  1. Something that stabilizes: barostat.

  2. Something that inhibits: hemostat.

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