Osis definition

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A suffix that means.
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An abnormal or diseased condition.

Psychosis, mycosis.

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Increase; formation.

Leukocytosis.

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State, condition, action.

Hypnosis.

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Increase or formation.

Leukocytosis.

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Diseased condition, as in tuberculosis.
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Condition or process, as in osmosis.
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Diseased or abnormal condition.

Acidosis.

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Osis is defined as state, diseased condition or increase.

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.

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(pathology) Functional disease or condition such as hepatosis.
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Condition; process; action.

Osmosis.

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Origin of osis

  • L < Gr -ōsis < -ō-, -o-, ending of preceding verbal or substantive stem + -sis

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin -ōsis from Greek n. suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek -οσις ("-osis"; state, condition, or action).

    From Wiktionary