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[ awr-thuh-stat-ik ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈstæt ɪk /


relating to or caused by erect posture.

Nearby words

orthoscopy, orthoselection, orthosis, orthostat, orthostates, orthostatic, orthostatic hypotension, orthostatic proteinuria, orthostichy, orthostyle, orthotic

Origin of orthostatic

First recorded in 1900–05; ortho- + static Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for orthostatic

  • Near this last site was also found a round hut based on a course of orthostatic slabs of typically megalithic appearance.

    Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders|T. Eric Peet
  • They are oval in form and have in many cases a base course of orthostatic slabs.

  • The first are square or rectangular with rounded corners, the base course occasionally consisting of orthostatic slabs.

Medicine definitions for orthostatic


[ ôr′thə-stătĭk ]


Relating to or caused by standing upright, as hypertension.
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