-iasis


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-iasis

suff.
A pathological condition characterized or produced by: taeniasis.

[New Latin -iāsis, from Greek, n. suff.]

-iasis

or

-asis

n combining form
(in medicine) indicating a diseased condition: psoriasis. Compare -osis2
[from New Latin, from Greek, suffix of action]

-iasis

or -asis

a noun suffix used to form names of physical disorders resulting from the agent denoted by the stem word: candidiasis.