antiperistasis

noun
an·​ti·​pe·​ris·​ta·​sis
plural antiperistases\ -​təˌsēz \

Definition of antiperistasis

archaic
: resistance or reaction roused by opposition or by the action of an opposite principle or quality

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History and Etymology for antiperistasis

Greek, from anti- anti- entry 1 + peristasis act of standing around, from periistanai to make stand around (from peri- + histanai to cause to stand) + -sis

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“Antiperistasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiperistasis. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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