-rrhea


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-rrhea

suff.
Flow; discharge: seborrhea.

[New Latin -rrhoea, from Greek -rrhoia, from rhoia, a flowing, from rhein, to flow; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]
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-rrhea

-rhea

or -rhoea

or -rrhoea

a combining form meaning “flow,” “discharge”: menorrhea; pyorrhea.
[< New Latin -rrhoea < Greek -rrhoia, comb. form representing rhoía a flow, akin to rheîn to flow, stream]
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