-iasis

noun suffix

plural -iases
: disease having characteristics of or produced by (something specified)
onchocerciasis
ancylostomiasis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, from Greek, suffix of action, from denominative verbs in -ian, -iazein

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Cite this Entry

“-iasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-iasis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

-iasis

noun suffix
-i·​a·​sis
ˈī-ə-səs
plural -iases
-ˌsēz
: disease produced by (something specified)
amebiasis
Etymology

derived from Greek -iasis (noun suffix)

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