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 History of this Word

"osis" is from "sis" spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"-osis" is a type of suffix


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

Examples of how the word is used

-osis illustration Many people who suffer the embarrassment of halitosis have found a nutritional approach to relief.
-osis illustration Need or want a new water softner or reverse osmosis unit cheap?