An example of the –iasis suffix is psoriasis, a skin condition caused by an autoimmune disease.
Origin of iasis
- ModL < Gr -iasis
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- New Latin -iāsis from Greek n. suff
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin word-forming element meaning "process" or "morbid condition". Originally from Greek.