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parastasis in Medicine

parastasis par·a·sta·sis (pār'ə-stā'sĭs, pə-rās'tə-sĭs)
n.

  1. The relationship among causal mechanisms that can compensate for, or mask defects in, each other.

  2. In genetics, a relationship between non-alleles considered to be a form of epistasis.

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