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suffixes and prefixes

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-ac   pertaining to  
-al   pertaining to  
-ar   pertaining to  
-ary   pertaining to  
-ic   pertaining to  
-ine   pertaining to  
-ive   pertaining to  
-ous   pertaining to  
-ation   a process; being or having  
-ion   action; condition  
-lysis   process of breaking down or destroying  
-ia   condition; state; thing  
-ism   process;disease from a specific cause  
-itis   inflammation of; infection of  
-megaly   enlargement  
-oma   tumor; mass  
-osis   condition; abnormal condition; process  
-pathy   disease; suffering  
-ectomy   surgical excision  
-gram   a record or picture  
-graphy   process of recording  
-metry   process of measuring  
-scope   instrument used to examine  
-scopy   process of using an instrument to examine  
-stomy   surgically created opening  
-therapy   treatment  
-tomy   process of cutting or making an incision  
-iatry   medical treatment  
-ist   one who specializes in  
-logy   the study of  
endo-   innermost; within  
epi-   upon; above  
inter-   between  
intra-   within  
peri-   around  
post-   after; behind  
pre-   before; in front of  
sub-   below; underneath; less than  
trans-   across; through  
bi-   two  
brady-   slow  
hemi-   one half  
hyper-   above; more than normal  
hypo-   below; deficient  
mono-   one; single  
poly-   many; much  
quadri-   four  
tachy-   fast  
tri-   three  
a-   away from; without  
an-   without; not  
anti-   against  
de-   reversal of; without  
dys-   painful; difficult; abnormal  
eu-   normal; good  
mal-   bad; inadequate  
re-   again and again  


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