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Meaning of stasis by Wiktionary Dictionary

stasis


    Etymology

    From New Latin, from Ancient Greek στάσις .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈsteɪsɪs/

    Noun

    stasis ( uncountable )

    1. ( pathology ) A slackening or arrest of the blood current, due not to a lessening of the heart’s beat, but to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls .
    2. Inactivity; a freezing, or state of motionlessness .
      His company was sized for growth, not stasis .

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Explanation of stasis by Wordnet Dictionary

stasis


    Noun
    1. inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces

    2. an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid ( such as blood ) is slowed or stopped



    Definition of stasis by GCIDE Dictionary

    stasis


    1. Stasis ( stāsĭs or stăsĭs ), n. [NL., fr. Gr. στάσις a standing still.] ( Physiol. ) A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation.