noso-, nos-, nosero-, noser-, -nosia, -nosis, -noses, -nosus, nosema- +

(Greek: disease, sickness)

nosotoxicity
The quality of being nosotoxic.
nosotoxicosis
Any disease due to or associated with poisoning; a morbid state caused by a toxin.
nosotoxin
Any toxin causing or associated with disease.
nosotrophy, nosotrophic
1. The care and nursing of the sick.
2. Directed against or opposed to a disease.
nosotropic
Directed against the pathological changes or symptoms of a disease.
oneironosia, oneironosus
A disease expressed by persistent and unpleasant dreams.
onychonosus
Onychopathy, or any disease of the fingernails or toenails.
osmonosology
1. The branch of medicine dealing with diseases and disorders of the organs of smell.
2. The science of olfactory disorders.
paranosic
An advantage that one receives as a result of illness; applies to primary gain such as freedom from work.
pedonosology, paedonosology (s) (noun); pedonosologies, paedonosologies (pl)
The study of the diseases of children.
photonosus
A disease that results from intense or glaring light; such as, snow blindness.
psychonosology
The classification of mental illnesses and behavioral disorders.
saprozoonosis (s) (noun), saprozoonoses (pl)
An animal disease that requires both a vertebrate host and a nonanimal (food, soil, plant) source or developmental location for the culmination of its life cycle.

    Examples include:

  • Botulism, a paralytic, often fatal illness, caused by ingestion of food contaminated with a preformed toxin.
  • Coccidioidomycosis, an infection which is limited to the lungs and caused by inhalation of spores.
  • Ascariasis, infestation of the gastrointestinal tract that may produce diarrhea and anorexia.
  • Tungiasis, a disease caused by the chigoe flea, the female of which penetrates the human skin, often under the toenail, where she becomes greatly distended with eggs, causing a painful ulcer and inflammation.
trichonosis, trichonosus, trichosis
1. A disease resulting from eating raw or inadequately cooked pork (or bear or walrus meat in Alaska) that contains encysted larvae of the nematode parasite Trichinella spiralis.
2. Trichopathy or any disease of the hair.
xeronosus
1. A condition in which the skin is very dry.
2. Xerosis; pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes.