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-plasty surgical repair, plastic repair
-graphy process of recording
-gram record, writing
-centesis puncture
-cele hernia
-iasis presence of something
-ptosis prolapsed, downward displacement, drooping
-ostomy forming an opening to the outside or connective to organs
-desis binding, fixation
-ac pertaining to
-ectasis expansion
-oma tumor
-clasis to break
-megaly enlargement
-lysis separation, destruction, freeing
-graph instrument for recording
-itis inflammation
-dynia pain
-ia condition
-rrhage bursting forth
-ic pertaining to
-malacia softening
-ologist specialist who studies something
-pexy fixation, suspension
-rrhexis rupture
-algia painful
-oid resembling something
-scopy visual exam of something
-otomy incision into
-ectomy removal of, excision
-rrhea discharge, flow
-emia blood
-ology study of
-tripsy crushing
-al pertaining to
-rrhaphy suture
-scope instrument for viewing
-penia decrease, deficiency
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