a suffix occurring in scientific, especially medical, words from Greek: psoriasis.
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How to use -asis in a sentence
It is not entirely clear why teenagers are being targeted in Puerto Asis.
They knew that in Puerto Asis, Facebook is the way to get kids' attention.
The Colombian government has vowed to restore order in Puerto Asis and claims to have already made four arrests.
Trich′ia, a folding inward of the eyelashes; Trichī′asis, a kidney disease: a morbid swelling of the breasts: trichia.
British Dictionary definitions for -asis
a variant of -iasis
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Other Idioms and Phrases with -asis
Just the way it is, with no changes. For example, We saved a few dollars by buying the floor sample on an as is basis. This expression is used of goods to be sold that may be slightly worn, damaged, or otherwise less than perfect.
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