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-iasis

 
word element [Gr.], condition; state.

-iasis

(ī'ă-sis),
A condition or state, especially an unhealthy one; in medical neologisms it has the same value as, and is sometimes interchangeable with, -osis.
[G. suffix forming nouns from verbs]

-iasis

word element [Gr.], condition; state.

-iasis

suffix meaning "the formation or presence of an abnormal condition or disease": dicrocoeliasis, elephantiasis.

-iasis

Combining form meaning a condition or state, especially an unhealthy one.
[G. suffix forming nouns from verbs]

-iasis

Suffix denoting a pathological condition produced by a specified cause, as in CANDIDIASIS, or relating to or resembling, as in ELEPHANTIASIS.

-iasis

word element. [Gr.] condition, state.