-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)
2. Any plant-disease caused by bacteria.
2. Loss or impairment of the ability to differentiate varying weights or pressures, sometimes as the result of a brain lesion.
2. Loss of the sense of weight.
2. Ability to appreciate or estimate the weight of objects, or to differentiate objects of different weights.
2. The perception of weight by the cutaneous and muscle senses; the ability to perceive weight.
3. Conscious perception of weight; the faculty by which weight is recognized; such as, when an object is placed in the hand.
2. An ecological unit comprising both plant and animal populations of a habitat or the organisms comprising a biological community.
3. A self-sufficient community of naturally occurring organisms occupying and interacting within a specific biotic community.
2. Necrosis of a small area of tissue. Also, necrobiosis.
2. Infection with a fungus called Blastomyces dermatitidis.
It usually presents a flu-like illness with fever, chills, productive cough, myalgia, arthralgia, and pleuritic chest pain.
Some patients fail to recover and develop chronic pulmonary infection or widespread disseminated infection; affecting the skin, bones, and genitourinary tract. It occasionally affects the meninges which cover the brain and spinal cord.
People who are at an elevated risk for the disease are those in areas with endemic disease with exposures to wooded sites; such as, farmers, forestry workers, hunters, and campers. The disease can leave permanent lung damage.