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  1. a combining form meaning “seizure,” used in the formation of compound words: epilepsy.

Origin of -lepsy

combining form representing New Latin -lēpsia < Greek -lēpsia, equivalent to lêps(is) a seizure (lēp- variant stem of lambánein to seize + -sis -sis) + -ia -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for -lepsy

-lepsy

sometimes -lepsia

n combining form
  1. indicating a seizure or attackcatalepsy
Derived Forms-leptic, adj combining form

Word Origin

from New Latin -lepsia, from Greek, from lēpsis a seizure, from lambanein to seize
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-lepsy in Medicine

-lepsy

suff.
  1. Seizure:narcolepsy.
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