- An example of the -osis suffix is narcosis, meaning a state of unconsciousness caused by a drug.
- An example of the -osis suffix is cirrhosis, meaning an organ, usually the liver, in a diseased state.
- An example of the -osis suffix is fibrosis, meaning an increase in fibrous tissue in an injured part of the body.
Osis is defined as state, diseased condition or increase.
- state, condition, action: hypnosis
- an abnormal or diseased condition: psychosis, mycosis
- increase or formation: leukocytosis
Origin of -osisClassical Latin from Classical Greek -?sis from -?-, -o-, ending of preceding verbal or substantive stem + -sis
- Condition; process; action: osmosis.
- Diseased or abnormal condition: acidosis.
- Increase; formation: leukocytosis.
Origin of -osisLatin -ōsis from Greek n. suff
- From Ancient Greek -Î¿ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ ("-osis"; state, condition, or action).