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.

(||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.

(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.

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.

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