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stasis

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noun sta·sis \ˈstā-səs, ˈsta-\

Simple Definition of stasis

  • : a state or condition in which things do not change, move, or progress

Full Definition of stasis

plural sta·ses play \ˈstā-ˌsēz, ˈsta-\

  1. 1 :  a slowing or stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid: asa :  slowing of the current of circulating bloodb :  reduced motility of the intestines with retention of feces

  2. 2a :  a state of static balance or equilibrium :  stagnationb :  a state or period of stability during which little or no evolutionary change in a lineage occurs

Examples of stasis

  1. The country is in economic stasis.

  2. His art was characterized by bursts of creativity followed by long periods of stasis.



Origin of stasis

New Latin, from Greek, act or condition of standing, stopping, from histasthai to stand — more at stand


First Known Use: 1745

Rhymes with stasis


-stasis

noun combining form sta·sis

Definition of -stasis

plural -stases

  1. 1 :  stoppage :  slowing <hemostasis> <bacteriostasis>

  2. 2 :  stable state <homeostasis>



Origin of -stasis

New Latin, from Greek stasis


Medical Dictionary

stasis

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noun sta·sis \ˈstā-səs, ˈstas-əs\

Medical Definition of stasis

plural sta·ses \ˈstā-ˌsēz, ˈstas-ˌēz\play play

  1. :  a slowing or stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid <biliary stasis>: asa:  slowing of the current of circulating bloodb:  reduced motility of the intestines with retention of feces





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