-rrhea

-rrhea
a combining form meaning "flow," "discharge," used in the formation of compound words: gonorrhea.
Also, -rhea. Cf. rheo-.
[ < NL -rrhoea < Gk -rrhoia, comb. form repr. rhoía a flow, akin to rheîn to flow, STREAM]

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