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A pathological condition characterized or produced by: taeniasis.
[New Latin -iāsis, from Greek, n. suff.]
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n combining form
(in medicine) indicating a diseased condition: psoriasis. Compare -osis2
[from New Latin, from Greek, suffix of action]
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a noun suffix used to form names of physical disorders resulting from the agent denoted by the stem word: candidiasis.
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