Meaning of -BIOSIS in English

a combining form meaning "mode of life," used in the formation of compound words: aerobiosis; parabiosis.

[ bíosis, equiv. to bio-, verbid s. of bioûn to live + -sis -SIS; cf. ANABIOSIS, SYMBIOSIS, on which subsequent coinages were prob. modeled ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .