or hy·po·stat·i·cal

[ hahy-puh-stat-ik or hahy-puh-stat-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈstæt ɪk or ˌhaɪ pəˈstæt ɪ kəl /


of or relating to a hypostasis; fundamental.
Theology. pertaining to or constituting a distinct personal being or substance.
Medicine/Medical. being in a condition of hypostasis.
Genetics. (of a nonallelic gene) masked by another gene.

Nearby words

  1. hyposomatotropism,
  2. hypospadias,
  3. hypospray,
  4. hypostasis,
  5. hypostasize,
  6. hypostatic congestion,
  7. hypostatic ectasia,
  8. hypostatic pneumonia,
  9. hypostatize,
  10. hyposthenia

Origin of hypostatic

1670–80; < Greek hypostatikós pertaining to substance, equivalent to hypostat(ós) placed under, giving support (hypo- hypo- + sta- stand + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ikos -ic

Related formshy·po·stat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·hy·po·stat·ic, adjectivenon·hy·po·stat·i·cal, adjectivenon·hy·po·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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