[ih-pis-tuh-sis] /ɪˈpɪs tə sɪs/ noun, plural epistases [ih-pis-tuh-seez] /ɪˈpɪs təˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. Genetics. a form of interaction between nonallelic genes in which one combination of such genes has a dominant effect over other combinations. 2. Medicine/Medical. /ɪˈpɪstəsɪs/ noun 1. (obsolete) scum on the surface of a liquid, esp on an old specimen of urine […]
[ep-uh-stak-sis] /ˌɛp əˈstæk sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. . /ˌɛpɪˈstæksɪs/ noun 1. the technical name for nosebleed n. medical Latin, from Greek epistaxis “nosebleeding,” from epi “upon” (see epi-) + stazein- “to let fall in drops” (see stalactite). epistaxis ep·i·stax·is (ěp’ĭ-stāk’sĭs) n. pl. ep·i·stax·es (-stāk’sēz’) A nosebleed.
noun a system of understanding or a body of ideas which give shape to the knowledge of that time Word Origin Greek ‘knowledge’
[ep-uh-stee-mik, -stem-ik] /ˌɛp əˈsti mɪk, -ˈstɛm ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it. /ˌɛpɪˈstiːmɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to knowledge or epistemology 2. denoting the branch of modal logic that deals with the formalization of certain epistemological concepts, such as knowledge, certainty, and ignorance. See also doxastic […]