-phoresis


n combining form

indicating a transmissionelectrophoresis

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Word Origin for -phoresis

from Greek phorēsīs being carried, from pherein to bear

Words nearby -phoresis

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Medical definitions for -phoresis (1 of 2)

phoresis
[ fə-rēsĭs, fôrĭ- ]

n.

electrophoresis

Medical definitions for -phoresis (2 of 2)

-phoresis

suff.

Transmission:electrophoresis.
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