-osis, -sis, -sia, -sy, -se

(Greek > Latin: a suffix; actor, process, condition, or state of; result of; expresses a state or abnormal condition or process of some disease)

endometriosis
1. A condition, usually resulting in pain and dysmenorrhea, characterized by the abnormal presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus, frequently as cysts containing altered blood.
2. The presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility.
3. The presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, esp. the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains.
endosymbiosis
1. Symbiosis in which one organism lives inside the body of another and both function as a single organism.
2. A symbiotic relationship between two organisms in which one of the two organisms (the endosymbiont) lives inside the body of the other one (the host).
ephidrosis
Profuse perspiration.
epibiosis
Either the condition of those organisms that live on the surface of another organism or those benthic organisms that live on the surface of bottom mud.
epidermomycosis
A skin disease caused by a fungus.
epimorphosis
1. Passing several stages of growth in the same form, especially of segmented insects.
2. Regeneration of a part of an organism by extensive cell proliferation and differentiation at the cut surface.
epizoonosis
A disease caused by an animal parasite in or on the skin. Also called epidermatozoonosis.
erythrocyanosis (s) (noun) (no plural)
A condition of slight swelling and a blue or pink tint of the skin of the lower limbs of young girls and women following a prolonged exposure to cold: Susan and Jill noticed a discolouration of their legs after walking so long along the river in the snow, so they returned quickly back to the warmth of their home and found out on the internet that the name of the purple hue was erythrocyanosis!
esophagomycosis
An fungal, or a bacterial, disease of the esophagus (the muscular tube that carries swallowed food and liquids from the pharynx to the stomach).
esthesioneurosis (s) (noun); esthesioneuroses (pl)
Any disorder of the nerves or of sensation: Dr. Simmons, the famed neurologist, studied the various conditions of esthesioneurosis.
eutrichosis
1. A normal growth of healthy hair.
2. The normal distribution and development of hair.
exosmosis
1. Diffusion or osmosis from within outward; movement outward through a diaphragm or through vessel walls.
2. A movement of fluid toward a solution of lower concentration, as is the case when water percolates through a cell membrane into the medium surrounding the cell.
3. The flow of a substance from an area of greater concentration to one of a lower concentration (opposed to endosmosis).
fibrinosis
Excess of fibrin in the blood.
fibrosis
1. Development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ.
2. The formation of fibrous, or scar tissue, which is usually a result of an infection, injury, or surgical operation.
folliculosis
A condition of having excess numbers of follicles; such as, lymph follicles.