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-osis terminal el. of many ancient and modL. terms derived from or modelled on Gr. terms in -ōsis, which were primarily based on vbs. in -óein (-oûn) but were later formed directly on sbs. and adjs., e.g. cyanosis, metamorphosis, sclerosis, thrombosis; corr. adjs. end in -OTIC.