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a combining form meaning “flow,” “discharge,” used in the formation of compound words: gonorrhea.
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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”
Also -rhea, -rhoea, -rrhoea .
Origin of -rrhea
From New Latin -rrhoea, from Greek -rrhoia, combining form representing rhoía “a flow,” akin to rheîn “to flow, stream”
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Medical definitions for -rrhea
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