-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)

1. Abnormal dryness of a tissue, as of the skin, eye, or mucous membranes.
2. The abnormal dryness of the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva.
zooanthroponosis (s) (noun), zooanthroponoses (pl)
An animal disease normally maintained by humans but which can be transmitted to other vertebrates; for example, amebiasis to dogs, tuberculosis, etc.: Zooanthroponosis that involves "amebiasis" may include abdominal pain, mild diarrhoea, bloody diarrhea, or severe inflammation of the lining of the colon.
An animal community.
Any disease caused by an animal; especially by animal parasites.
zymohydrolosis (s) (noun), zymohydroloses (pl)
Fermentation or the process by which complex organic compounds; such as, glucose, are broken down by the action of enzymes into simpler compounds without the use of oxygen.
zymosis (s) (noun), zymoses (pl)
1. Fermentation.
2. Any infectious or contagious disease.
3. The development or spread of an infectious disease.