antiperistasis

noun an·ti·pe·ris·ta·sis

Definition of antiperistasis

plural

antiperistases

\-təˌsēz\

archaic

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

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Origin and Etymology of antiperistasis

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


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