- a combining form meaning “mode of life,” used in the formation of compound words: aerobiosis; parabiosis.
Origin of -biosis
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- indicating a specified mode of lifesymbiosis
New Latin, from Greek biōsis; see bio-, -osis
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- A way of living:parabiosis.
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