Hy`po*stat"ic (?), Hy`po*stat"ic*al (?), a. [Gr. : cf. F. hypostatique.]


Relating to hypostasis, or substance; hence, constitutive, or elementary.

The grand doctrine of the chymists, touching their three hypostatical principles. Boyle.


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.



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