1. status asthmaticus a prolonged and severe asthma attack that does not respond to standard treatment
  2. statistics a branch of mathematics concerned with quantitative data
  3. fastidious giving careful attention to detail
  4. flight of steps a stairway between one floor or landing and the next
  5. biostatistics a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
  6. states' rights the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution
  7. United States North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
  8. just deserts an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice
  9. cystic mastitis the presence of one or more cysts in a breast
  10. tightfistedness extreme stinginess
  11. Saint Eustatius an island in the Netherlands Antilles
  12. Phyllostomus hastatus a variety of leaf-nosed bat
  13. vicissitude a variation in circumstances or fortune
  14. fastidiousness the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style
  15. physician-assisted suicide assisted suicide where the assistant is a physician
  16. antithesis exact opposite
  17. St. Eustatius an island in the Netherlands Antilles
  18. Petasites sagitattus American sweet-scented herb
  19. Stizostedion pike-perches
  20. state's evidence evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings