Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 05/14/15 Stasis

Stasis (noun)
stasis [stey-sis, stas-is]


noun, plural stases [stey-seez, stas-eez]
1. the state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces.
2. Pathology. stagnation in the flow of any of the fluids of the body, as of the blood in an inflamed area or the intestinal contents proximal to an obstruction.

Origin: 1735-45; < Greek stásis state of standing, equivalent to sta- (stem of histánai to make stand; see stand ) + -sis -sis

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