- Stasis is defined as a state of balance or a lack of motion, or a stoppage of a flow.
- An example of stasis is when there are no advancements in science during a period of time.
- An example of stasis is the act of stopping the bleeding.
- a stoppage of the flow of some fluid in the body, as of blood
- reduced peristalsis of the intestines resulting in the retention of feces
- a state of equilibrium, balance, or stagnancy
Origin of stasisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek a standing ; from histanai, to stand
- A condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness: “Language is a primary element of culture, and stasis in the arts is tantamount to death” (Charles Marsh).
- Medicine Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.
Origin of stasisGreek, stationariness; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- Slowing; stoppage: bacteriostasis.
- Stable state: homeostasis.
Origin of -stasisFrom Greek stasis, standstill; see stasis.
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek στάσις (stasis).