Hypostasis meaning

hī-pŏstə-sĭs
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The substance, essence, or underlying reality.
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Something that has been hypostatized.
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The settling of blood in the lower part of an organ or the body as a result of decreased blood flow.
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A condition in which the action of one gene is concealed or suppressed by the action of an allele of a different gene that affects the same part or biochemical process in an organism.
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The masking or suppression of a gene by another gene that is not its allele.
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The underlying, essential nature of a thing.
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The settling of blood in the lower part of an organ or the body as a result of decreased blood flow.
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A condition in which the action of one gene is concealed or suppressed by the action of an allele of a different gene that affects the same part or biochemical process in an organism.
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(theology) The essential person, specifically the single person of Christ (as distinguished from his two ‘natures’, human and divine), or of the three ‘persons’ of the Trinity (comprising a single ‘essence’). [from 16th c.]
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(philosophy) The underlying reality or substance of something. [from 17th c.]
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(genetics) The effect of one gene preventing another from expressing. [from 20th c.]
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Origin of hypostasis

  • Late Latin from Greek hupostasis hupo- hypo- stasis a standing stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From ecclesiastical Latin hypostasis, from Ancient Greek ὑπόστασις (hupostasis, “sediment, foundation; substance, existence, essence”), from ὑπό (hupo) + στάσις (stasis, “standing”).

    From Wiktionary