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-rrhea

 
word element [Gr.], profuse flow; adj., adj -rrhe´ic.
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-rrhea

The diagraph rh occurring at the beginning of a syllable in a word of Greek origin is ordinarily changed to rrh when a prefix or other lexical element is placed before it, as in this terminal form from rhoia.
A flowing; a flux.
[G. rhoia, a flow]
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-rrhea

Suffix meaning a flowing; a flux.
Synonym(s): -rrhoea.
[G. rhoia, a flow]
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