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hydrostatic

 [hi″dro-stat´ik]
pertaining to a liquid in a state of equilibrium or the pressure exerted by a stationary fluid.

hy·dro·stat·ic

(hī'drō-stat'ik),
Relating to the pressure of fluids or to their properties when in equilibrium.

hydrostatic

[-stat′ik]
Etymology: Gk, hydor, water, statos, standing
pertaining to fluids at rest or in equilibrium and the pressure they exert.

hy·dro·stat·ic

(hī'drō-stat'ik)
Relating to the pressure of fluids or to their properties when in equilibrium.

hydrostatic

pertaining to a liquid in a state of equilibrium or the pressure exerted by a stationary fluid.

hydrostatic pressure
a significant factor in intestinal absorption; the tissue fluid pressure against which osmosis has to achieve a positive gradient if small molecules are to pass the cell membranes and be absorbed.