-rrhea

-rrhea

a combining form meaning “flow,” “discharge,” used in the formation of compound words: gonorrhea.
Also, -rhea.
Compare rheo-.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin -rrhoea < Greek -rrhoia, combining form representing rhoía a flow, akin to rheîn to flow, stream

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-rrhoea or esp (US) -rrhea
 
n combining form
(in pathology) a discharge or flow: diarrhoea
 
[from New Latin, from Greek -rrhoia, from rhoia a flowing, from rhein to flow]
 
-rrhea or esp (US) -rrhea
 
n combining form
 
[from New Latin, from Greek -rrhoia, from rhoia a flowing, from rhein to flow]

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-rrhea suff.
Flow; discharge: seborrhea.

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