Genetics. a form of interaction between nonallelic genes in which one combination of such genes has a dominant effect over other combinations.
the stoppage of a secretion or discharge.
a scum that forms on a urine specimen upon standing.
- ep·i·stat·ic [ep-uh-stat-ik], /ˌɛp əˈstæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epistasis
obsolete scum on the surface of a liquid, esp on an old specimen of urine
med the arrest or checking of a bodily discharge, esp bleeding
Also called: hypostasis genetics the suppression by a gene of the effect of another gene that is not its allele
- epistatic (ˌɛpɪˈstætɪk), adjective
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