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hypostatic

[ hahy-puh-stat-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈstæt ɪk /
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adjective

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.

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Also hy·po·stat·i·cal [hahy-puh-stat-i-kuhl] /ˌhaɪ pəˈstæt ɪ kəl/ .

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hypostatic

hy·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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