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 History of this Word

"poiesis" is from "poiein" (to make) 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

"-poiesis" is a type of suffix


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

Examples of how the word is used

-poiesis illustration Virus infection impairs hemopoiesis in long-term bone marrow cultures.
-poiesis illustration Thus it inhibited lymphopoiesis.