ochlesis

[ ok-lee-sis ]
/ ɒkˈli sɪs /

noun Pathology.

any disease caused by overcrowding.

Nearby words

  1. ocellus,
  2. ocelot,
  3. och,
  4. oche,
  5. ocher,
  6. ochlesitic,
  7. ochletic,
  8. ochlocracy,
  9. ochlocrat,
  10. ochlophobia

Origin of ochlesis

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

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

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