-osis

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-osisterminal el. of many ancient and modL. terms derived from or modelled on Gr. terms in-ōsis, which were primarily based on vbs. in-óein (-oûn)but were later formed directly on sbs. and adjs., e.g.cyanosis,metamorphosis,sclerosis,thrombosis; corr. adjs. end in-OTIC.

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