stasis(redirected from Stasism)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
n. pl. sta·ses (stā′sēz, stăs′ēz)
1. A condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness: "Language is a primary element of culture, and stasis in the arts is tantamount to death" (Charles Marsh).
2. Medicine Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.
1. (Pathology) pathol a stagnation in the normal flow of bodily fluids, such as the blood or urine
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature a state or condition in which there is no action or progress; static situation: dramatic stasis.
[C18: via New Latin from Greek: a standing, from histanai to cause to stand; related to Latin stāre to stand]
sta•sis(ˈsteɪ sɪs, ˈstæs ɪs)
n., pl. sta•ses (ˈsteɪ siz, ˈstæs iz)
1. the state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces.
2. stagnation in the flow of any of the fluids of the body.
[1735–45; < Greek stásis < s. of histánai to make stand; see stand]
stasis- A period of inactivity or equilibrium, from Greek histanai, "stoppage."
See also related terms for stoppage.
cessation in the flow of any of the bodily fluids, as the blood.See also: Bodily Functions
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||stasis - an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped|
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
|2.||stasis - inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces|
stasis[ˈsteɪsɪs] N → estasis f
n. estasis, estancamiento de la circulación de un líquido, tal como la sangre y la orina, en una parte del cuerpo.