neurosis etymology

English word neurosis comes from English -osis, English neuro-

Detailed word origin of neurosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-osis English (eng) (pathology) functional disease or condition such as hepatosis. Formation, increase. Process, action.
neuro- English (eng) Forming compound words relating to nerves, nerve tissue, or the nervous system.
neurosis English (eng) (pathology) A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear.

Words with the same origin as neurosis

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 neuro-
neurobiology neurobrucellosis neurochemical neurofibromatosis neurogenic neurohypnology neuroinformation neurologist neuroma neuroscience neuroscientist neurosecretion neurosemantics neurosteroid neurosurgeon neurosurgery neurosurgical neurotheological neurotoxicology neurotoxin neurotransmitter neurovascular neuroweapon