Anastate An"a*state, n. [Gr. ? up + ? to make to stand.] (Physiol.) One of a series of substances formed, in secreting cells, by constructive or anabolic processes, in the production of protoplasm; -- opposed to {katastate}. --Foster. [1913 Webster]

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