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a combining form meaning “making, formation,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of -poiesis
< Greek -poiēsis; see poesy, -sis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -poiesis


combining form
indicating the act of making or producing something specified: haematopoiesis
Derived Forms
-poietic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek, from poiēsis a making; see poesy
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-poiesis in Medicine

-poiesis suff.
Production; creation; formation: hemopoiesis.

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