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NOUN (4)

1. the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene;
[syn: hypostasis, epistasis]

2. the accumulation of blood in an organ;

3. any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united;
[syn: hypostasis, hypostasis of Christ]

4. (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hypostasis \Hy*pos"ta*sis\, n.; pl. Hypostases. [L., fr. Gr. ? subsistence, substance, fr. ? to stand under; ? under + ? to stand, middle voice of ? to cause to stand. See Hypo-, and Stand.] 1. That which forms the basis of anything; underlying principle; a concept or mental entity conceived or treated as an existing being or thing. [1913 Webster] 2. (Theol.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The Council of Alexandria (a. d. 362) defined hypostasis as synonymous with person. --Schaff-Herzog. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. (Med.) That which is deposited at the bottom of a fluid; sediment. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "hypostasis": abstract noun, adherent noun, air, atom, atomic particles, axiom, brute matter, building block, center, chemical element, collective noun, common noun, component, constituent, core, earth, element, elementary particle, elementary unit, elixir, essence, essential, fire, flower, focus, fundamental, fundamental particle, gerund, gist, gravamen, heart, hyle, inner essence, kernel, marrow, material, material world, materiality, matter, meat, molecule, monad, natural world, nature, nominal, noun, noun phrase, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts, physical world, pith, plenum, postulate, principle, pronoun, proper noun, quid, quiddity, quintessence, quotation noun, sap, soul, spirit, stuff, substance, substantive, substratum, the four elements, the nitty-gritty, unit of being, water