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TermDefinition
-y condition process
-ula small
-tomy incision
-tic pertaining to
-stomy creation of an opening
-spasm involuntary contracton
-scopy process of looking
-scope instrument used to look
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhea flow
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhage excessive flow
-rrhagia excessive flow
-ptosis drooping
-plasty reconstruction
-pexy surgical fixation
-penia deficiency
-pathy disease
-ous pertaining to
-osis condition
-oma tumor
-ole small
-oid resembling
-metry process of measuring
-meter instrument used to measure
-megaly enlargement
-malacia abnormal softening
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-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 medicine of
-iatry medical science
-ic pertaining to
-icle small
-ism condition
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-ium tissue, structure
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis loosen, break down
Created by: cscostello