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-ac,-ic,-al,-ial,-ary,-ous,-tic,-eal Pertaining to, related to, located in
-agra excessive pain
-algia pain and suffering
-aphresis removal
-asthenia weakness
-ase enzyme
-ate use, subject to
-atresia absence of normal body opening
-cele protrusion, hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cidal killing
-clasia, clast break
-cle,-cule,-ole,-ola,-ule,-ulum,-ulus small
-coccus, -coccis berry shaped
-crit to seperate
-crine seperate, secrete
-cyte cell
-desis surgical fixation
-dynia pain
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-ectomy surgical removal
-ectopic displacement
-emesis vomit
-emia blood condition
-ent,-er,-ist,-or person or agent
-esis,-ia,-a,-ism,-osis,-tion,-sis,-iasis,-sia state or condition, disease
-gen, -genic producing, causing
-genesis beginning, orgin
-gram record
-graph process of recording
-graphy process of recording
-ician one who
-ictal seizure, attack
-ist, -ologist a specialist in
-it is, ites inflammation
-ium membrane
-logy science, study of
-lysis, -lytic destroy, dissolution, seperation
-ma, -mat disease, condition
-malacia abnormal softening
-mania madness
-megaly abnormal enlargement
-metry measurement
-morph form, shape
-necrosis tissue death
-oma tumor
-opsy to view
-osis abnormal condition
-ostomy surgical opening
-otomy cutting, incision
-oxia oxygen
-paresis slight paralysis
-pathy disease
-penia deficient, lack of
-pepsia digestion
-phagia, -phagy eating, swallowing
-phobia abnormal fear, intolerance
-phonia pertaining to sound
-phoria feeling
-plasia, -plasm formation, development
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-porosis passage
-rrhage, -rraghia excessive flow, bleeding
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea abnormal flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sarcoma malignant tumor
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-sepsis infection
-spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis control, stop
-stenosis narrowing
-stomy surgical opening
-tomy cutting, incision
-tripsy surgical crushing
-trophy nourishment, development
-ule little
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