epitasis(redirected from epitases)
n. pl. e·pit·a·ses (-sēz′)
The middle part of a play that develops the action leading to the catastrophe.
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
[C16: from Greek: a stretching, intensification, from teinein to stretch]
e•pit•a•sis(ɪˈpɪt ə sɪs)
n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
the part of an ancient drama, following the protasis, in which the main action is developed. Compare catastrophe (def. 4).
[1580–90; < Greek epítasis increase of intensity, stretching]
a period of violence in the course of a disease, especially a fever.See also: Disease and Illness
the main action of a drama, leading up to the catastrophe. Cf. protasis.See also: Drama