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suffixes quiz

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-ac pertaining to
-al relating to
-algia pain, painful condition
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-blast embryonic
-cele hernia, swelling,sac
-centesis puncture of a cavity
-clasis break or fracture
-clysis irrigation, washing
-coccus berry shaped
-crit seperate
-cyte cell
-desis fusion, binding, fixation
-drome to run
-dynia pain
-ectasis expansion, dilation
-ectomy excision, removal of a body part
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood
-er one who
-gen forming, producing origin
-genesis forming, producing, origin
-genic origin, formation
-grade to go
-gram the record made, mark
-graph instrument for recording, machine
-graphy the process, proccess of recording
-ia condition
-iasis mobid condition
-iatry treatment, medicine
-ic pertaining to
-icle small, minute
-ism condition
-ist one who specializes in
-itis inflammation
-lith stone, calculus
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy process of study
-lysis dissolution, setting free
-malacia softening, soft
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry act of measuring
-odynia pain
-oid form, shape
-ole small, minute
-ology study of science of
-oma tumor
-opsy viewing
-or one who
-orrhea flow, discharge
-osis condition, disease
-ous pertaining to
-para to bear (offspring)
-paresis partial paralysis
-pathy disease, suffering
-penia deficiency, lack of
-pexy fixation
-phagia eating, swallowing
-phasia speech
-philia attraction for
-phobia fear of
-physis to grow
-plasia formation, growth
-plasm growth, formation
-plasty mold, shape, repair
-plegia paralysis
-poiesis formation, production
-ptosis downward, falling
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument to visually examine
-scopy process of examining visual examination
-sis state of, condition
-spasm involuntary spasm
-stalsis constriction
-stasis control, constant level of
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-stomy creation of an opening
-therapy treatment
-tic pertaing to
-tome instrument for cutting
-tomy process of cutting
-toxic poison
-tresia opening
-tripsy surgical crushing
-trophy nourishment
-ula small, minute
-ule small, minute
-y process
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