stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist

(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)

interstitially (adverb); more interstitially, most interstitially
Concerning how a small or narrow space can develop between things: The clouds changed their form interstitially, allowing the sun to shine brilliantly through the gaps that appeared in the sky.
irresistibility (s) (noun), irresistibilities (pl)
A situation of something being overwhelming, overpowering, or totally hopeless to refrain from: The best way to alleviate Jack's hunger was the irresistibility of going to his favorite steak house in town.
irresistible (adjective); more irresistible, most irresistible
1. Pertaining to something so powerful that it is unavoidable: Agatha was on a strict diet, but one day she felt an irresistible and compelling urge to eat a piece of chocolate cake for desert.
2. Regarding something or someone that is overpoweringly attractive: The new student in Jane's class was so nice and beautiful, and had such an irresistable personality, that everyone wanted to be her friend!
irresistibleness (s) (noun), irresistiblenesses (pl)
The quality or state of being overwhelming and totally impossible to oppose or withstand: Imagine the irresistibleness of seeing an extremely handsome man in front of you asking you for a date!
irresistibly (adverb); more irresistibly, most irresistibly
Descriptive of how something or a person cannot be avoided or turned down: The bakery downtown made irresistibly delicious cake, so Tim and his wife went there regularly for tea and cake every weekend!
1. A state of equilibrium between forces such as accumulated ice pushing down on a section of the Earth’s surface and those pushing up from below.
2. A theory of the condition of approximate equilibrium in the outer part of the earth, such that the gravitational effect of masses extending above the surface of the geoid in continental areas is approximately counterbalanced by a deficiency of density in the material beneath those masses while deficiency of density in ocean waters is counterbalanced by an excess in density of the material under the oceans.
Justitia stabilitur thronus.
By justice is the throne upheld.

Motto of Friedrich, Count of the Palatinate of Vohenstrauss (1557-1597).

lexicostatistic (adjective) (no comparatives)
Of or relating to data about words: "The composers of dictionaries use lexicostatistic techniques to study the relationships between languages so they can determine the etymological sources for their entries."
lexicostatistics (plural form used as a singular) (noun)
1. A technique used in glottochronology in order to estimate how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language.
2. The study of linguistic divergence between two languages, based on changes in a list of common vocabulary terms and the sharing of common root words.
metastasis (meh TAS tuh sis) (s), metastases (meh TAS tuh SEEZ) (pl)
1. The spread of a cancer from the original tumor to other parts of the body by means of tiny clumps of cells transported by the blood or lymph.
2. A malignant tumor that has developed in the body as a result of the spread of cancer cells from the original tumor.

A tumor formed by cells that have spread is called a "metastatic tumor" or a metastasis which contains cells that are like those in the original or primary tumor.

3. Etymology: from Greek metastasis, "transference, removal, change"; from methistanai, "to remove, to change", from meta-, "over, across" + histanai, "to place, to cause to stand".

It was a rhetorical term in Late Latin for "a sudden transition in subjects"; the medical use for "shift of disease from one part of the body to another" dates from 1663 in English.

Comparatively insensitive to weather conditions.

Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; pon-; prosth-; the-, thes-.