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medical suffixes

-ac, -al pertaining to, relating to
-algia pain, suffering
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cyte cell
-desis surgical fixation of bone to joint, to bind, tie together
-ectomy surgical removal
-ectasis stretching, enlargement
-emia blood, blood condition
-esthesia sensation, feeling
-gram, -graph a picture or record
-graphy process of recording picture or record
-ia state or condition
-ic pertaining to
-itis inflamation
-lysis breakdown, separation, setting free, destruction, loosening
-malacia abnormal softening
megaly enlargement
-necrosis tissue death
-ologist specialist
-ology the science or study of
_oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition
-ostomy surgical creation of an opening
-otomy surgical incision
-pathy disease, suffering feeling, emotion
-pause stopping
-pexy surgical fixation, to put in place
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptosis prolapse, drooping forward
rrhagia, rrhage bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge.
-rrhaphy to suture
-rrhea abnormal flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-scope instrument for visual exam
-scopy to see, visual exam
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
-tripsy to crush
-uria urination, urine
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