-lepsy


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-lepsy

suff.
Fit; seizure: narcolepsy.

[New Latin -lēpsia, from Greek -lēpsiā, from lēpsis, seizure, from lambanein, lēp-, to take, seize.]
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-lepsy

or sometimes

-lepsia

n combining form
(Medicine) indicating a seizure or attack: catalepsy.
[from New Latin -lepsia, from Greek, from lēpsis a seizure, from lambanein to seize]
-leptic adj combining form
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