hypostatic

adjective
hy·​po·​stat·​ic | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈstat-ik How to pronounce hypostatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypostatic

1a of a gene : exhibiting hypostasis in the presence of a corresponding epistatic gene
b of a hereditary character : suppressed by epistasis : appearing recessive to another character due to mediation by a hypostatic gene
2 : depending on or due to hypostasis

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“Hypostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypostatic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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