cirrhosis etymology

English word cirrhosis comes from English -osis, Ancient Greek κιρρός

Detailed word origin of cirrhosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-osis English (eng) (pathology) functional disease or condition such as hepatosis. Formation, increase. Process, action.
κιρρός Ancient Greek (grc)
cirrhosis English (eng) (by extension) Interstitial inflammation of kidneys, lungs, and other organs.. (pathology) A chronic disease of the liver caused by damage from toxins (including alcohol), metabolic problems, hepatitis or nutritional deprivation. It is characterised by an increase of fibrous tissue and the destruction of liver cells.

Words with the same origin as cirrhosis

Descendants of -osis
acidosis amyloidosis cyanosis dermatophytosis fibrosis halitosis hemochromatosis hypnosis ketoacidosis koilocytosis leptospirosis leukosis lipofuscinosis lycoperdonosis mannosidosis mucolipidosis narcosis neurotic psittacosis psychosis sarcoidosis siderosis toxoplasmosis trichinosis
Descendants of κιρρός
cirrhosed cirrhotic hepatocirrhosis pseudocirrhosis