antiperistasis

Antiperistasis

An`ti*pe*ris"ta*sis\, n. [Gr. ?; ? against + ? a standing around, fr. ? to stand around; ? around + ? to stand.] Opposition by which the quality opposed asquires strength; resistance or reaction roused by opposition or by the action of an opposite principle or quality.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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