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TermDefinition
-algia pain, suffering
dys- bad, difficult, or painful
-ectomy surgical removal, cutting out
hyper- excessive, increased
hypo- deficient, decreased
-itis inflammation
-osis abnormal condition, disease
-ostomy the surgical creation of an artificial opening to the body surface
-otomy cutting, surgical incision
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhage, -rrhagia bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
leuk/o white
melan/o black
poli/o grey
-a, -um, -y, -e, -us suffixes that form nouns
-ac, -eal, -ior, -al, -ical, -ory, -an, -ial, -ous, -ar, -ic, -tic, -ary, -ine suffixes that mean pertaining to
-ago, -iasis, -osis, -esis, -ion, -ia, -ism suffixes that mean abnormal condition
-dynia pain
-megaly enlargement
-malacia abnormal softening
-necrosis tissue death
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-graphy process of creating a picture or record
-gram picture or record
-plasty surgical repair
-scopy visual examination
ab- away from, negative, absent
ad- toward, to, in the direction of
dextr/o right side
sinistr/o left side
mega-, megal/o large, abnormal size, or long
olig/o scanty, few
eu- good, well, normal, or easy
Created by: malloryharlan