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Meaning of STASIS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces
  2. [n]  an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
 

STASIS is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, pathology

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sta"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? 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.

 

 

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