state; process; condition


  • metamorphosis

    When someone or something undergoes the process of metamorphosis, there is a change in appearance, character, or even physical shape.

  • apotheosis

    The best or perfect example of something is its apotheosis; likewise, this word can be used to indicate the best or highest point in someone's life or job.

  • arteriosclerosis

    sclerosis of the arterial walls

  • atherosclerosis

    a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries

  • diagnosis

    identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

  • halitosis

    offensive breath

  • hypnosis

    a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion

  • meiosis

    (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms

  • mitosis

    cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes

  • mononucleosis

    an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream

  • necrosis

    the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

  • neurosis

    a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

  • osmosis

    (biology, chemistry) diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal

  • osteoporosis

    abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium

  • prognosis

    a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop

  • psychosis

    any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

  • scoliosis

    an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column

  • symbiosis

    the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent

  • thrombosis

    the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel

  • tuberculosis

    infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)

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