Hypostasis



[hahy-pos-tuh-sis, hi-] /haɪˈpɒs tə sɪs, hɪ-/

noun, plural hypostases
[hahy-pos-tuh-seez, hi-] /haɪˈpɒs təˌsiz, hɪ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Metaphysics.

2.
Theology.

3.
Medicine/Medical.

/haɪˈpɒstəsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
(metaphysics) the essential nature of a substance as opposed to its attributes
2.
(Christianity)

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 (sense 3)

hypostasis hy·pos·ta·sis (hī-pŏs’tə-sĭs)
n. pl. hy·pos·ta·ses (-sēz’)

hy’po·stat’ic (hī’pə-stāt’ĭk) adj.

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