of or pertaining to a hypostasis; fundamental.
Theology. pertaining to or constituting a distinct personal being or substance.
Medicine/Medical. being in a condition of hypostasis.
Genetics. (of a nonallelic gene) masked by another gene.
Origin: 1670–80; Related forms
< Greek hypostatikós
pertaining to substance, equivalent to hypostat
) placed under, giving support (hypo- hypo-
+ sta- stand
verbal adjective suffix) + -ikos -ic