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-ia

 
word element, state; condition.
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-ia

(ē'ă),
A suffix used to form terms for states or conditions, often abnormal. Compare: -ism.
[G. -ia, an ancient noun-forming suffix]
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-ia

Combining form meaning condition, used in formation of names of many diseases.
Compare: -ism
[G. -ia, an ancient noun-forming suffix]
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-ia

Suffix denoting a disease or pathological condition.
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