hypostatic

hypostatic

[hahy-puh-stat-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a hypostasis; fundamental.
2.
Theology. pertaining to or constituting a distinct personal being or substance.
3.
Medicine/Medical. being in a condition of hypostasis.
4.
Genetics. (of a nonallelic gene) masked by another gene.
Also, hypostatical.


Origin:
1670–80; < Greek hypostatikós pertaining to substance, equivalent to hypostat(ós) placed under, giving support (hypo- hypo- + sta- stand + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ikos -ic

hypostatically, adverb
nonhypostatic, adjective
nonhypostatical, adjective
nonhypostatically, adverb
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hypostasis (haɪˈpɒstəsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
1.  metaphysics the essential nature of a substance as opposed to its attributes
2.  Christianity
 a.  any of the three persons of the Godhead, together constituting the Trinity
 b.  the one person of Christ in which the divine and human natures are united
3.  the accumulation of blood in an organ or part, under the influence of gravity as the result of poor circulation
4.  another name for epistasis
 
[C16: from Late Latin: substance, from Greek hupostasis foundation, from huphistasthai to stand under, from hypo- + histanai to cause to stand]
 
hypostatic
 
adj
 
hypo'statical
 
adj
 
hypo'statically
 
adv

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