1. Philosophy The substance, essence, or underlying reality.
a. Any of the persons of the Trinity.
b. The essential person of Jesus in which his human and divine natures are united.
3. Something that has been hypostatized.
a. A settling of solid particles in a fluid.
b. Something that settles to the bottom of a fluid; sediment.
5. Medicine The settling of blood in the lower part of an organ or the body as a result of decreased blood flow.
6. Genetics A condition in which the action of one gene conceals or suppresses the action of another gene that is not its allele but that affects the same part or biochemical process in an organism.http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hypostasis
The inability of a gene to produce its usual effect when coupled with another gene that is epistatic toward it. Such a gene is called hypostatic. See epistasis.http://hal.wzw.tum.de/genglos/asp/genreq.asp?...Hypostasis
- The pooling of blood as it accumulates at the lowest parts of the body, being pulled down by gravity; is a method of determining the position of the body at/after deathhttp://www.favara.com/Glossary1.html