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Chapter 1.7

-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-ar, ary pertaining to
-cele hernia
-centesis puncture
-desis binding
-dynia pain
-eal pertaining to
-ectomy removal
-emia blood condition
-gram written record
-graph instrument used to produce a record
-graphy writing procedure
-ia condition
-iasis presence of
-iatrics medical science
-iatrist specialist in the medicine of
-iatry medical science
-ic pertaining to
-icle small
-ism condition
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-ium tissue, structure
-ologist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis loosen, break down
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry process of measuring
-oid resembling
-ole small
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease
-penia defieciency
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty reconstruction
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage, rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhapy suture
-rrhea flow
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument used to look
-scopy process of looking
-spasm involuntary contraction
-stomy creation of an opening
-tic pertaining to
-tomy incision
-ula, ula small
-y condition, process
Created by: Amelling2