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ch 3 suffix

-a noun ending
-ac pertaining to
-ad toward, increase
-al pertaining to
-algesia sensitivity to pain
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-cele swelling or herniation
-centesis surgical puncture
-cide to kill, destroy
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-e noun ending
-ectasia stretching or dialation
-ectomy surgical removal
-emia blood condition
-er one who
-genesis generating, formation
-genic pertaining to, formation
-gram record or picture
-graph an instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition (noun ending)
-iasis presence of an abnormal condition
-iatric(s) relating to medicine, physicians, or medical treatment
-iatrist one who treats; a physician
-iatry medical treatment; medical profession
-ic pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-ician specialist in a field of study
-ion action; process
-ism condition
-ist practitioner
-itis inflammation
-lepsy siezure, attack
-lith stone
-lithiasis presence or formation
-logy the study of
-logist one who specializes in the study of
-lysis desturction or detachment
-lytic destruction
-mania a mental disorder
-meter an instrument used to measure
-oid resembling
-ole small or little
-opia visual condition
-ous pertaining to
-plasia formation or development
-scope and instrument used to view
-stasis stopping or controlling
-tic pertaining to
-ula small little
-y (noun ending)
-oma** tumor
-osis** condition
-pathy** disease
-penia** decrease in, difficiency
-pexy** surgical fixation
-philia** attracted to
-phobia** abnormal fear
-plasty** surgical repair
-plegia** paralysis
-pnea** breathing
-ptosis** drooping or prolapse
-rrhagia** excessive flow or discharge
-rrhaphy** suturing
-rrhea** discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-scopy** the process of viewing with a scope
-stomy** the surgical creation of a new opening
-tomy** incision into
-tripsy** intentional crushing
-uria** a charcteristic of the urine
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