ochlesis

[ ok-lee-sis ]
/ ɒkˈli sɪs /

noun Pathology.

any disease caused by overcrowding.

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Origin of ochlesis

1855–60; <Greek óchlēsis disturbance, distress, equivalent to óchlē, variant stem of ochleîn to disturb + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM ochlesis

och·le·sit·ic [ok-luh-sit-ik], /ˌɒk ləˈsɪt ɪk/, och·let·ic [ok-let-ik], /ɒkˈlɛt ɪk/, adjective

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