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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Language: Latin
Origin: Greek

-osis

suffix
     
-osis plural -oses [in nouns]
1MI a diseased condition:
silicosis (=a lung disease)
neuroses (=medical conditions that affect the mind)
2 a condition or process:
a metamorphosis (=change from one state to another)
-otic suffix [in adjectives]
neurotic
hypnotic
-otically suffix [in adverbs]
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