sthula (sthōōˑ·l),

adj in Ayurveda, “gross” as a guna, one of the qualities that characterizes all substances. Its complement is sukshma. See also gunas and sukshma.
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11) The three bodies are referred to in the literature as sthula (physical, material body), suksma (subtle, yoga body) and para sarira (subtle most or divine body).
1 for a brief mention of volume three, and Lewis Rowell's review-article of the initial volume, JAOS 112 [1992]: 110-15) contains extensive treatments of seven families of terms central to the various artistic traditions' representation of "nature": indriya; dravya; dhatu; guna and dosa; adhibhuta, adhidaiva, and adhyatma; sthula, siksma, and para; and srsti sthiti, and samhara.
He introduces the distinction between sthula sarira, suksma sarira, and karana sarira and identifies liberation as involving two, or one, or no rebirths, depending on the progressive abandonment of the bodies by Atmic consciousness.