|—suffix forming nouns|
|1.||indicating a process or state: metamorphosis|
|2.||Compare -iasis indicating a diseased condition: tuberculosis|
|3.||indicating the formation or development of something: fibrosis|
|[from Greek, suffix used to form nouns from verbs with infinitives in -oein or -oun]|
Condition; process; action: osmosis.
Diseased or abnormal condition: neurosis.
Increase; formation: leukocytosis.