Ochlesis
Ochlesis Och*le"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? disturbance, fr. 'o`chlos crowd, mob.] (Med.) A general morbid condition induced by the crowding together of many persons, esp. sick persons, under one roof. --G. Gregory. [1913 Webster]

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  • ochlesis — ochlesitic /ok leuh sit ik/, ochletic /ok let ik/, adj. /ok lee sis/, n. Pathol. any disease caused by overcrowding. [1855 60; < Gk óchlesis disturbance, distress, equiv. to óchle, var. s. of ochleîn to disturb + sis SIS] * * * ‖ ochlesis… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ochlesis — ochlesitic /ok leuh sit ik/, ochletic /ok let ik/, adj. /ok lee sis/, n. Pathol. any disease caused by overcrowding. [1855 60; < Gk óchlesis disturbance, distress, equiv. to óchle, var. s. of ochleîn to disturb + sis SIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ochlesis —   n. unhealthy condition due to over crowding …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Ochlesidae — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Crustacea …   Wikipedia

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