-osis

-osis [ō′sis]
[L < Gr -ōsis < -ō-, -o-, ending of preceding verbal or substantive stem + -sis] suffix forming nouns
1. state, condition, action [hypnosis]
2. an abnormal or diseased condition [psychosis, mycosis]
3. increase or formation [leukocytosis]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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