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a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -poiesis:
< Greek -poiētikos. See poetic Unabridged
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word-forming element meaning "making, producing," from Latinized form of Greek poietikos "capable of making, creative, productive," from poiein "to make, create" (see poet).

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poietic in Medicine

-poietic suff.
Productive; formative: galactopoietic.

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