|part of speech:
||in philosophy, the essence or essential attribute or principle of something.
||in Christian theology, the singular, unique nature of God, the equal divinity of each person of the Trinity, and the incorporation of the fullness of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ.
||in medicine, the settling or concentration of blood or particles of blood, as in a test tube, or in a bodily organ because of poor circulation.
||the suppression or concealment of one gene by another gene that is not its allele.