Stasis Definition

stāsĭs, stăsĭs
stases
noun
A condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness.
American Heritage
A stoppage of the flow of some fluid in the body, as of blood.
Webster's New World
Reduced peristalsis of the intestines resulting in the retention of feces.
Webster's New World
A state of equilibrium, balance, or stagnancy.
Webster's New World

(pathology) A slackening or arrest of the blood current, due not to a lessening of the heart’s beat, but to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls.

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suffix
Slowing; stoppage.
Bacteriostasis.
American Heritage
Stable state.
Homeostasis.
American Heritage

Origin of Stasis

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek στάσις (stasis).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Greek stasis standstill stasis

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

  • Greek stationariness stā- in Indo-European roots

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

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