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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
-osis-osis /əʊsɪs $ oʊ-/ suffix (plural -oses /əʊsiːz $ oʊ-/) [in nouns]  1 MIa diseased condition silicosis (=a lung disease) neuroses (=medical conditions that affect the mind)2 CONDITION/STATE OF somethinga condition or process a metamorphosis (=change from one state to another)-otic /ɒtɪk $ ɑːtɪk/ suffix [in adjectives] neurotic hypnotic-otically /ɒtɪkli $ ɑːt-/ suffix [in adverbs]
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