Definition of -iasis
: disease having characteristics of or produced by (something specified) <onchocerciasis> <ancylostomiasis>
Origin of -iasis
New Latin, from Latin, from Greek, suffix of action, from denominative verbs in -ian, -iazein
Medical Definition of -iasis
plural -i·a·ses \-ˌsēz\
: disease having characteristics of or produced by (something specified) <amebiasis> <ancylostomiasis> <onchocerciasis>
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