Antiperistasis - (n.) Opposition by which the quality opposed asquires
strength; resistance or reaction roused by opposition or by the action
of an opposite principle or quality.
Apostasies - (pl. ) of Apostasy
Catastasis - (n.) That part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which
the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed.
Catastasis - (n.) The state, or condition of anything; constitution;
habit of body.
Diastasic - (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, diastase; as, diastasic
Diastasis - (n.) A forcible of bones without fracture.
Ecstasies - (pl. ) of Ecstasy
Ectasia - (n.) A dilatation of a hollow organ or of a canal.
Ectasis - (n.) The lengthening of a syllable from short to long.
Entasia - (n.) Tonic spasm; -- applied generically to denote any disease
characterized by tonic spasms, as tetanus, trismus, etc.
Entasis - (n.) A slight convex swelling of the shaft of a column.
Entasis - (n.) Same as Entasia.
Epitasis - (n.) That part which embraces the main action of a play, poem,
and the like, and leads on to the catastrophe; -- opposed to protasis.
Epitasis - (n.) The period of violence in a fever or disease; paroxysm.
Fantasia - (n.) A continuous composition, not divided into what are
called movements, or governed by the ordinary rules of musical design,
but in which the author's fancy roves unrestricted by set form.
Fantasied - (a.) Filled with fancies or imaginations.
Fantasies - (pl. ) of Fantasy
Hypostasis - (n.) That which forms the basis of anything; underlying
principle; a concept or mental entity conceived or treated as an
existing being or thing.
Hypostasis - (n.) Substance; subsistence; essence; person; personality;
-- used by the early theologians to denote any one of the three
subdivisions of the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Hypostasis - (n.) Principle; an element; -- used by the alchemists in
speaking of salt, sulphur, and mercury, which they considered as the
three principles of all material bodies.
Hypostasis - (n.) That which is deposited at the bottom of a fluid;
Hypostasize - (v. t.) To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or
treat as an existing being; to hypostatize.
Menostasis - (n.) Stoppage of the mences.
Metasilicate - (n.) A salt of metasilicic acid.
Metasilicic - (a.) Designating an acid derived from silicic acid by the
removal of water; of or pertaining to such an acid.
Metastasis - (n.) A spiritual change, as during baptism.
Metastasis - (n.) A change in the location of a disease, as from one part
Metastasis - (n.) The act or process by which matter is taken up by cells
or tissues and is transformed into other matter; in plants, the act or
process by which are produced all of those chemical changes in the
constituents of the plant which are not accompanied by a production of
organic matter; metabolism.
Microtasimeter - (n.) A tasimeter, especially when arranged for measuring
very small extensions. See Tasimeter.
Protasis - (n.) A proposition; a maxim.
Protasis - (n.) The introductory or subordinate member of a sentence,
generally of a conditional sentence; -- opposed to apodosis. See
Protasis - (n.) The first part of a drama, of a poem, or the like; the
introduction; opposed to epitasis.
Stasimon - (n.) In the Greek tragedy, a song of the chorus, continued
without the interruption of dialogue or anapaestics.
Stasis - (n.) A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels,
due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to some
abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena
observed in the capillaries in inflammation.
Systasis - (n.) A political union, confederation, or league.
Tasimer - (n.) An instrument for detecting or measuring minute extension
or movements of solid bodies. It consists essentially of a small rod,
disk, or button of carbon, forming part of an electrical circuit, the
resistance of which, being varied by the changes of pressure produced
by the movements of the object to be measured, causes variations in the
strength of the current, which variations are indicated by a sensitive
galvanometer. It is also used for measuring minute changes of
Telangiectasis - (n.) Dilatation of the capillary vessels.