-asis


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

Nearby words

  1. -aris,
  2. -arium,
  3. -art,
  4. -ary,
  5. -ase,
  6. -ass,
  7. -ast,
  8. -aster,
  9. -ata,
  10. -ate

Origin of -asis

< Latin < Greek -iā- verb stem + -sis -sis

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British Dictionary definitions for -asis

-asis

suffix forming nouns

a variant of -iasis
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