[hahy-puh-stat-ik] /ˌhaɪ pəˈstæt ɪk/
of or relating to a hypostasis; fundamental.
Theology. pertaining to or constituting a distinct personal being or substance.
Medicine/Medical. being in a condition of hypostasis.
Genetics. (of a nonallelic gene) masked by another gene.
- Hypostatic congestion
hypostatic congestion n. Congestion caused by poor circulation and resulting in the settling of venous blood in the lower part of an organ or the body. Also called hypostasis.
- Hypostatic ectasia
hypostatic ectasia n. Dilation of a blood vessel, usually a vein, in a dependent portion of the body, as in varicose veins of the leg.
- Hypostatic pneumonia
hypostatic pneumonia n. Pulmonary congestion due to the stagnation of blood in the dependent portions of the lungs in old persons or in those who are ill and lie in the same position for long periods.
[hahy-pos-tuh-tahyz, hi-] /haɪˈpɒs təˌtaɪz, hɪ-/ verb (used with object), hypostatized, hypostatizing. 1. to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality. /haɪˈpɒstəˌtaɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to regard or treat as real 2. to embody or personify