WORDS THAT USE -POIESIS
What does -poiesis mean?
The form –poiesis comes from Greek –poiēsis, meaning “a making” or “creation,” from the verb poieîn, “to make.” Another descendant of poieîn is the English word poet. To learn more, check out our entry about poet.
What are variants of –poiesis?
The form –poiesis doesn’t have any variants. However, it is related to the form –poietic, which is used to form adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in –poiesis. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use article about –poietic.
Examples of -poiesis
One example of a scientific term that features the form –poiesis is uropoiesis, “the production and excretion of urine.”
As you may have guessed, the form uro– means “urine,” from Greek oûron. The form –poiesis means “formation.” Uropoiesis literally translates to “urine formation.”
What are some words that use the combining form –poiesis?
- hematopoiesis (using the equivalent form of –poiesis in Latin)
- leukopoiesis (using the equivalent form of –poiesis in Latin)
What are some other forms that –poiesis may be commonly confused with?