-asis

-asis

a suffix occurring in scientific, especially medical, words from Greek: psoriasis.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek -iā- verb stem + -sis -sis

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-asis
 
suffix forming nouns
a variant of -iasis

-iasis or -asis
 
n combining form
Compare -osis (in medicine) indicating a diseased condition: psoriasis
 
[from New Latin, from Greek, suffix of action]
 
-asis or -asis
 
n combining form
 
[from New Latin, from Greek, suffix of action]

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