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TermDefinition
-centesis surgical puncture
-clasis to break, surgical fracture
-desis binding, fixation of a bone or joint
-ectomy excision
-lysis separation, destruction, loosening
-pexy fixation of an organ
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy forming an opening or mouth
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-gram record, writing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-algia, -dynia pain
-cele hernia, swelling
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-gen, -genesis forming, producing, origin
-itis inflammation
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition, increase
-pathy disease
-penia decrease, deficiency
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis prolapse
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-stenosis narrowing
-toxic poison
-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ior, -ous, -tic pertaining to
-ia, -ism condition
-iatry, -ist medicine, treatment
-y condition, process
-icle, -ole, -ule small, minute
Created by: aleelyse