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stasis

Line breaks: sta¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪsɪs
 
, ˈsta-/

Definition of stasis in English:

noun

[mass noun] formal or technical
1A period or state of inactivity or equilibrium: long periods of stasis creative stasis
More example sentences
  • During such periods of stasis, most species exhibit no directional change.
  • The illness gets worse and worse as time passes, and the periods of stasis last increasingly longer.
  • This also explains why evolution often appears to go in spurts after periods of apparent stasis.
1.1 Medicine A stoppage of flow of a body fluid.
Example sentences
  • Mucus stasis with acute and chronic inflammation was also noted.
  • As a result, a thrombus in the left atrial appendage may develop due to the stasis of blood in the left atrium.
  • Venous stasis disease most commonly occurs in patients with obesity, congestive heart failure or diabetes.

Origin

mid 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek, literally 'standing, stoppage', from sta- base of histanai 'to stand'.

Words that rhyme with stasis

basis, oasis

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