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Chapter 3

TermDefinition
-emia blood condition
-gram written record or image
-graphy process of recording
-graph instrument used to record
-ate something that
-ian practioner
-ism condition
-iasis diseased condition
-lysis breaking down, destruction
-meter instrument used to measure
-lithiasis formation of stones
-scopy visual examination
-ion process
-tomy surgical incision
-oma tumor, mass
-ole small, little
-rrhexis rupture
-esis condition of
-phasia speech
-phagia to eat
-sclerosis hardening
-stenosis narrowing
-tripsy crushing
-eal pertaining to
-sis condition
-emesis vomiting
-edema swelling
-rrhapy to suture
-ptosis drooping, sagging, falling
-porosis porous
-tion process of
-spasm involuntary contraction
-rrhagia excessive flow or discharge
-rrhea flow or discharge
-poiesis formation
-algesia sensitivity to pain
-algia pain
-blast immature cell (embryonic stage of development)
-cele hernia, tumor
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cide to kill; destroy
-clasis break; fracture
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectasis expansion; dilation
-ectomy surgical excision; removal
-genesis generating; formation
-genic to produce
-gravida pregnancy
-ia condition
-iatrist a physician; one who treats
-iatrics; -iatry medical profession; medical treatment
-ician specialist in a field of study
-ist practioner
-itis inflammation
-kinesis movement
-lepsy seizure
-lith stone
-logy study of
-logist specialist
-malacia abnormal softening
-mania mad; mental disorder
-megaly abnormal enlargement
-metry process of measuring
-oid resembling
-ula small; little
-opia visual condition
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-pexy surgical reattachment
-phobia fear
-plasty surgical reconstruction
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-schisis splitting
-scope instrument for viewing
-stomy surgical creation of a new opening
-ule small one
-uria urine
-ac; -al; -ar; -ary; -ic; -ical; -ile; -ory, -ous, -tic pertaining to
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