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Chapter 1: Medical Vocabulary Suffixes

-age related to (triage)
-al pertaining (abnormal, maximal, minimal)
-ant forming (disinfectant)
-ar pertaining to (palmar)
-ary pertaining to (axillary)
-centesis surgical puncture (paracentesis)
-drome a course (syndrome)
-form shape (multiform)
-fuge to flee (centrifuge)
-genic formation, produce (pyrogenic)
-gnosis knowledge (diagnosis, prognosis)
-grade a step (centigrade)
-gram a weight (milligram)
-graphy recording (topography)
-hexia condition (cachexia)
-ic pertaining to (macroscopic, antipyretic, antiseptic)
-ion process (excision, incision, adhesion)
-ism condition (microorganism)
-ive nature, quality of (antitussive)
-liter liter (milliliter)
-logy study of (oncology, etiology, radiology, )
-meter measure (thermometer, centimeter)
-opsy to view (biopsy)
-osis condition of ( necrosis)
-ous pertaining to (heterogeneous)
-pathy disease (neopathy)
-scope instrument (microscope)
-sepsis decay (asepsis)
-therapy treatment (chemotherapy)
-y condition (autonomy)
phoresis to carry (diaphoresis)
clave a key (autoclave)
gram a weight (kilogram, microgram)
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