histiocytosis etymology

English word histiocytosis comes from English -osis, English histiocyte

Detailed word origin of histiocytosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-osis English (eng) (pathology) functional disease or condition such as hepatosis. Formation, increase. Process, action.
histiocyte English (eng) (biology) a macrophage, derived from bone marrow, found in connective tissue.
histiocytosis English (eng) (medicine) An excess of histiocytes, associated with various rare diseases.

Words with the same origin as histiocytosis

Descendants of -osis
acidosis amyloidosis cirrhosis cyanosis dermatophytosis fibrosis halitosis hemochromatosis hypnosis ketoacidosis koilocytosis leptospirosis leukosis lipofuscinosis lycoperdonosis mannosidosis mucolipidosis narcosis neurotic psittacosis psychosis sarcoidosis siderosis toxoplasmosis trichinosis
Descendants of histiocyte
histiocytic histiocytoid histiocytoma lymphohistiocytosis sea-blue histiocytosis