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-osis

noun suffix

Definition of -osis

plural -oses or -osises

  1. 1 a :  action :  process :  condition <hypnosis> b :  abnormal or diseased condition <leukosis>

  2. 2 :  increase :  formation <leukocytosis>



Origin of -osis

New Latin, from Greek -ōsis, from -ō- (stem of causative verbs in -oun) + -sis


Medical Dictionary

-osis

noun suffix -o·sis \ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of -osis

plural -o·ses \ˈō-ˌsēz\ or -o·sis·es

  1. 1a:  action :  process :  condition <hypnosis>b:  abnormal or diseased condition <leukosis>

  2. 2:  increase :  formation <leukocytosis>




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "-osis"


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