heterostasis (heˈ·t·rō·stāˑ·sis),

n maintenance of physiologic stability in circumstances of change, whether predictable or unpredictable, through adaptation. Also called
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It is impressive to find in the glossary of his main book (1956, 1976) entries on adaptation energy, developmental adaptation, heterostasis, homeostasis, involution, metabolism, internal milieu and resistance, whose meaning has been or could be generalized to many kinds of systems.