(||Hy`po*spa"di*as) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ypo` beneath + spa`n to draw, tear.] (Med.) A deformity
of the penis, in which the urethra opens upon its under surface.
(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.
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.
The Council of Alexandria (a. d. 362) defined hypostasis as synonymous with person. Schaff- Herzog.
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.
4. (Med.) That which is deposited at the bottom of a fluid; sediment.
(Hy*pos"ta*size) v. t. To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing
being; to hypostatize. [R.]
The pressed Newtonians . . . refused to hypostasize the law of gravitation into an ether.Coleridge.
(Hy`po*stat"ic Hy`po*stat"ic*al) a. hypostatique.]>
1. Relating to hypostasis, or substance; hence, constitutive, or elementary.
The grand doctrine of the chymists, touching their three hypostatical principles.Boyle.
2. Personal, or distinctly personal; relating to the divine hypostases, or substances. Bp. Pearson.
3. (Med.) Depending upon, or due to, deposition or setting; as, hypostatic cognestion, cognestion due
to setting of blood by gravitation.
Hypostatic union (Theol.), the union of the divine with the human nature of Christ. Tillotson.
(Hy`po*stat"ic*al*ly), adv. In a hypostatic manner.
(Hy*pos"ta*tize) v. t.
1. To make into, or regarded as, a separate and distinct substance.
Looked upon both species and genera as hypostatized universals.Pop. Sci. Monthly.
2. To attribute actual or personal existence to. Sir W. Hamilton.
(||Hy`po*ster"num) n.; pl. L. Hyposterna E. Hyposternums [Pref. hypo- + sternum.]
(Anat.) See Hypoplastron.
(Hy"po*stome ||Hy*pos"to*ma) n. [NL. hypostoma, fr. Gr. "ypo` beneath + mouth.] (Zoöl.)
The lower lip of trilobites, crustaceans, etc.
(Hy*pos"tro*phe) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to turn round or back; under + to turn.] (Med.) (a)
The act of a patient turning himself. (b) A relapse, or return of a disease.