-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 are broken down: By the action of enzymes, a compound of carbon and another element is decomposed into simpler compounds without the use of oxygen.
zymosis (s) (noun), zymoses (pl)
1. Fermentation; zymolysis: Zymosis explains the kind of fermentation needed especially in the production of ale whereby the temperature is high enough to let the yeast cells rise to the top of the liquid, and is known as "top fermentation".
2. Any infectious disease: Zymosis describes a contagious illness, especially one brought about by a fungus.
3. The development or spread of an infectious disease: It can be considered that the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a zymosis, is very virulent, and since March 2020 is raging throughout the world, and can be deadly.