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 History of this Word

"iasis" is from "iasis" (state or process) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-iasis" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates disease. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-iasis illustration Some cases of psoriasis are so mild that people don't know they have it.
-iasis illustration Candidiasis is one of these infections that require constant attention and treatment.