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  1. -megaly
    • Pathological and Related
    • enlargement
    • cardi/o/megaly - enlargement of the heart
  2. -oma
    • Pathological and Related
    • tumor
    • neur/oma - tumor composed of nerve tissue
  3. -rrhage
    -rrhagia
    • Pathological and Related
    • burstin forth (of)
    • hem/o/rrhage - bursting forth of blood
    • men/o/rrhagia - profuse discharge of blood during menstration
  4. -emesis
    • Pathological and Related
    • vomiting
    • hyper/emesis - excessive vomiting
  5. -emia
    • Pathological and Related
    • blood condition
    • an/emia - blood condition caused by a decrease in red blood cells
  6. -sclerosis
    • Pathological and Related
    • abnormal condition of hardening
    • ateri/o/sclerosis - abnormal condition of hardening of an artery
  7. -ptosis
    • Pathological and Related
    • prolapse, downward displacement
    • blephar/o/ptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid
  8. -ectasis
    • Pathological and Related
    • dilation, expansion
    • bronchi/ectasis - dilation or expansion of one or more bronchi
  9. -stenosis
    • Pathological and Related
    • narrowing, stricture
    • arteri/o/stenosis - abnormal narrowing of an artery
  10. -plasia
    • Pathological and Related
    • formation, growth
    • dys/plasia - abnormal formation or growth of cells, tissues, or organs
  11. -plasm
    • Pathological and Related
    • formation, growth
    • neo/plasm - new formation or growth of tissue
  12. -phasia
    • Pathological and Related
    • speech
    • a/phasia - absence or impairment of speech
  13. -pathy
    • Pathological and Related
    • disease
    • my/o/pathy - disease of muscle
  14. -phobia
    • Pathological and Related
    • fear
    • hem/o/phobia - fear of blood
  15. -rrhea
    • Pathological and Related
    • discharge, flow
    • dia/rrhea - abnormally frequent discharge or flow of fluid fecal matter from the bowel
  16. -penia
    • Pathological and Related
    • decrease, deficiency
    • erythr/o/penia - decrease in red blood cells
  17. -edema
    • Pathological and Related
    • swelling
    • lymph/edema - swelling and accumulation of tissue fluid
  18. -phagia
    • Pathological and Related
    • eating, swallowing
    • dys/phagia - inability or difficulty in swallowing
  19. -malacia
    • Pathological and Related
    • softening
    • chondr/o/malacia - softening of the articular cartilage, usually involving the patella
  20. -plegia
    • Pathological and Related
    • paralysis
    • hemi/plegia - paralysis of one side of the body
  21. -cele
    • Pathological and Related
    • hernia, swelling
    • hepat/o/cele - hernia of the liver
  22. -rrhexis
    • Pathological and Related
    • rupture
    • arteri/o/rrhexis - rupture of an artery
  23. -gen
    -genesis
    • Pathological and Related
    • forming, producing, origin
    • carcin/o/gen - forming, producing, or origin of cancer
    • carcin/o/genesis - forming or producing cancer
  24. -itis
    • Pathological and Related
    • inflammation
    • gastr/itis - inflammation of the stomach
  25. -spasm
    • Pathological and Related
    • involuntary contraction, twitching
    • blephar/o/spasm - twitching of the eyelid
  26. -algia
    -dynia
    • Pathological and Related
    • pain
    • neur/algia - pain of a nerve
    • ot/o/dynia - pain in the ear; earache
  27. -lith
    • Pathological and Related
    • stone, calculus
    • chol/e/lith - gallstone
  28. -toxic
    • Pathological and Related
    • poison
    • hepat/o/toxic - poisonous to the liver
  29. -iasis
    • Pathological and Related
    • abnormal condition (produced by something specific)
    • chol/e/lith/iasis - abnormal condition of gallstones
  30. -osis
    • Pathological and Related
    • abnormal condition: increase (used primarily w/ blood cells)
    • cyan/osis - dark blue or purple discoloration of the mucous membrane
  31. -trophy
    • Pathological and Related
    • nourishment, development
    • dys/trophy - bad nourishment
  32. -icle
    • Diminutive
    • small, minute
    • ventr/icle - small cavity, as of the brain or heart
  33. -ule
    • Diminutive
    • small, minute
    • ven/ule - small vein continuous with a capillary
  34. -ole
    • Diminutive
    • small, minute
    • arteri/ole - the smallest of the arteries; minute artery
  35. -tome
    • Surgical
    • instrument to cut
    • oste/o/tome - instrument to cut bone
  36. -pexy
    • Surgical
    • fixation (of an organ)
    • mast/o/pexy - fixation of the breast(s)
  37. -rrhaphy
    • Surgical
    • suture
    • my/o/rrhaphy - suture of a muscle
  38. -lysis
    • Surgical
    • separation; destruction; loosening
    • thromb/o/lysis - destruction of a blood clot
  39. -desis
    • Surgical
    • binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)
    • arthr/o/desis - bining together of a joint
  40. -stomy
    • Surgical
    • forming an opening (mouth)
    • trache/o/stomy - forming an opening into the trachea
  41. -centesis
    • Surgical
    • surgical puncture
    • arthr/o/centesis - puncture of a joint space with a needle and the withdrawal of fluid
  42. -plasty
    • Surgical
    • surgical repair
    • rhin/o/plasty - surgical repair of the nose
  43. -ectomy
    • Surgical
    • excision, removal
    • append/ectomy - excision of the appendix
  44. -tomy
    • Surgical
    • incision
    • trache/o/tomy - incision (through the neck) into the trachea
  45. -tripsy
    • Surgical
    • crushing
    • lith/o/tripsy - crushing a stone
  46. -clasis
    • Surgical
    • surgical fracture; to break
    • oste/o/clasis - surgical fracture of a bone to correct a deformity
  47. -oid
    • Common
    • resembling
  48. -poiesis
    • Common
    • formation, production
  49. -paresis
    • Common
    • partial paralysis
  50. -stasis
    • Common
    • standing still
  51. -philia
    • Common
    • attraction to
  52. -scope
    • Diagnostic
    • instrument for examining
    • endo/scope - instrument for examining within
  53. -graph
    • Diagnostic
    • instrument of recording
    • cardi/o/graph - instrument of recording electrical activity of the heart
  54. -graphy
    • Diagnostic
    • process of recording
    • angi/o/graphy - process of recording blood vessels
  55. -meter
    • Diagnostic
    • instrument for measuring
    • pelv/i/meter - instrument for measuring the pelvis
  56. -gram
    • Diagnostic
    • record, writing
    • electr/o/cardi/o/gram - record of the electrical activity of the heart
  57. -metry
    • Diagnostic
    • act of measuring
    • pelv/i/metry
    • act or process of measuring the dimension of the pelvis
  58. -scopy
    • Diagnostic
    • visual examination
    • endo/scopy - visual examination within
  59. -ician
    • Noun
    • specialist
    • obstetr/ician - physician who specializes in the branch of medicine concerned with pregnancy and childbirth
  60. -esis
    • Noun
    • condition
    • di/ur/esis - abnormal condition of large amounts of urine
  61. -ist
    • Noun
    • specialist
    • hemat/o/log/ist - physician who specializes in the treatment of disorders of blood and blood forming tissues
  62. -iatry
    • Noun
    • medicine; treatment
    • pod/iatry - specialty concerned with treatment and prevention of conditions of the feet
  63. -y
    • Noun
    • condition; process
    • neur/o/path/y - disease condition of the nerves
  64. -ism
    • Noun
    • condition
    • hyper/thyroid/ism - condition characterized by overactivity of the thyroid gland
  65. -ia
    • Noun
    • condition
    • pneumon/ia - infection of the lung usually caused by bacteria, viruses, or diseases
  66. -logy
    • study of
    • hemat/o/logy - study of blood
  67. -meter
    • instrument for measuring
    • therm/o/meter - instrument for measuring heat
  68. -pathy
    • disease
    • gastr/o/pathy - disease of the stomach
  69. -gnosis
    • knowing
    • pro/gnosis - knowing before
  70. -logist
    • specialist in the study of
    • dermat/o/logist - specialist in the study of skin
  71. -genesis
    • forming, producing, origin
    • path/o/genesis - origin of disease
  72. -graph
    • instrument of recording
    • radi/o/graph - instrument of recording x-rays
  73. -graphy
    • process of recording
    • arthr/o/graphy - process of recording a joint
  74. -gram
    • record, writing
    • anteri/o/gram - record of an artery
  75. -metry
    • act of measuring
    • ventricul/o/metry - act of measuring the ventricles
  76. -ac
    • pertaining to
    • cardi/ac - pertaining to the heart
  77. -ile
    • pertaining to
    • pen/ile - pertaining to the penis
  78. -ior
    • pertaining to
    • poster/ior - pertaining to the back of the body
  79. -ous
    • pertaining to - also means composed of or producing
    • cutane/ous - pertaining to the skin
  80. -tic
    • pertaining to
    • acous/tic - pertaining to hearing
  81. -ical
    • pertaining to
    • path/o/log/ical - pertaining to the study of disease
  82. -ic
    • pertaining to
    • thorac/ic - pertaining to the chest
  83. -eal
    • pertaining to
    • esophag/eal - pertaining to the esophagus
  84. -ary
    • pertaining to
    • pulmon/ary - pertaining to the lungs
  85. -ar
    • pertaining to
    • muscul/ar - pertaining to the muscle
  86. -al
    • pertaining to
    • neur/al - pertaining to a nerve

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