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-asis

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  1. a suffix occurring in scientific, especially medical, words from Greek: psoriasis.

Origin of -asis

< Latin < Greek -iā- verb stem + -sis -sis
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British Dictionary definitions for -asis

-asis

suffix forming nouns
  1. a variant of -iasis
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