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