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stasis

Noun

1 an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
2 inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces

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English

Etymology

Modern Latin, from etyl grc στάσις.

Pronunciation

/ˈsteɪsɪs/

Noun

  1. 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.

Extensive Definition

The term stasis may refer to
stasis in German: Stasis
stasis in Indonesian: Statis

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