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-algia pain
-asthenia weakness
-cele hernia, protrusion
-dynia pain
-cytosis abnormal cell condition
-ectasis dilated, stretched out
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia condition of the blood
-ia state, condition
-iasis abnormal condition
-ism state of, condition
-itis inflammation
-lith stone
-lysis destruction
-lytic destruction
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement, large
-oma tumor, mass
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-penia too few
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardened condition
-spasm involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis stopping
-stenosis narrowing
-toxic poison
-uria condition of the urine
-clasia surgical breaking
-desis surgical fixation
-ectomy surgical removal, excision
-ostomy surgical create an opening
-otomy cutting into, incision
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-tome instrument to cut
-tripsy crushing
-centesis puncture to withdraw fluid
-gram record or picture
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-manometer instrument for measuring pressure
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry process of measuring
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy process of visually examining
-cle small
-cyesis pregnancy
-cyte cell
-derma skin condition
-dipsia thirst
-esthesis feeling, sensation
-gen that which produces
-genesis produces, generates
-genic producing
-globin protein
-globulin protein
-gravida pregnancy
-kinesia movement
-oid resembling
-ole small
-opia vision
-opsy view of
-osmia sense of smell
-oxia oxygen
-para to bear (offspring)
-partum birth, labor
-pepsia digestion
-phagia eating, swallowing
-phasia speech
-phil attracted to
-phonia voice
-plasm formation, development
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-porosis porous
-ptysis spitting up, coughing up
-therapy treatment
-thorax chest
-trophic development
-trophy nourishment, development
-ule small
-er one who
-iatric medical specialty
-iatrist physician
-iatry treatment, medicine
-ician specialist
-ist specialist
-logist one who studies
-logy study of
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