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Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
-al pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-blast budding
-centesis surgical puncture
-cidal causing death
-clast broken
-crit to separate
-cyte cell
-ectomy excision or surgical removal
-emia blood pressure
-emesis vomiting
-gen, -genesis, -genic producing
-glia glue
-gram something written
-ia condition of, diseased or abnormal state
-iac, -ic, -ior pertaining to
-ism state of
-itia, -itis inflammation
-logy study of
-lyte dissolvable
-lytic destroy, reduce
-mania madness or insane desire
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument used to measure
-odia smell
-ologist one who studies and practices
-oma tumor or swelling
-opia vision
-opsy to view
-orrhea flow, excessive discharge
-orrhexis rupture
-osis abnormal increase in production
-ostomy creation of an artificial opening
-otomy cut into or incision
-oxia oxygen
-pathy disease
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument used for visual examination
-scopy visual examination
-sepsis infection
-spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis control or stop
-tomy cutting
-tropic influencing
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