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a combining form meaning “flow,” “discharge,” used in the formation of compound words: gonorrhea.
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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

-rrhea

suff.
Flow; discharge:seborrhea.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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