Pronunciation: (hī"pu-stat'ik), [key]
1. of or pertaining to a hypostasis; fundamental.
2. Theol.pertaining to or constituting a distinct personal being or substance.
3. Med.being in a condition of hypostasis.
4. Genetics.(of a nonallelic gene) masked by another gene. Also,hy"po•stat'i•cal.
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