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The dictified word of the day is : stasis

Stasis \Sta"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a standing still.] (Physiol.) A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation. web1913
stasis n 1: an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped 2: inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces wn

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