(comparative more hypostatic, superlative most hypostatic)
- (theology) Pertaining to hypostasis, especially with reference to hypostatic union.
- Personal, or distinctly personal; relating to the divine hypostases, or substances.
- Depending upon, or due to, deposition or setting.
- hypostatic congestion, due to setting of blood by gravitation
- (medicine) Pertaining to hypostasis.
- (genetics) Of a gene, affected by hypostasis.
From mediaeval Latin hypostaticus, from Ancient Greek ὑποστατικός (hupostatikos), from ὑποστατός (hupostatos).
Variant of hypostasis
- the masking or suppression of a gene by another gene that is not its allele
- a deposit or sediment
- a settling of blood in the lower parts of the body as a result of a slowing down of the blood flow
- Philos. the underlying, essential nature of a thing
- Christian Theol.
- the unique nature of the one God
- any of the three persons of the Trinity, each person having the divine nature fully and equally
- the union of the wholly divine nature and of a wholly human nature in the one person of Jesus Christin full hypostatic union
Origin of hypostasisClassical Greek a supporting, foundation ; from hyphistanai, to set under, pass, stand under ; from hypo-, under (see hypo-) + histanai, to stand, cause to stand