Suffices

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Suffices
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  1. -ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -iac, -ic, -ical, -ose, -ous, -tic
    • 1. all of these mean "pertaining to".
    • 2. Ex: cardiac, cellular, psychotic.
    • 3. Pertaining to the heart, cell, or psychosis.
  2. -algia
    • 1. pain
    • 2. Ex: neuralgia
    • 3. pain along a nerve
  3. -centesis
    • 1. surgical puncture to remove fluid
    • 2. Ex: amniocentesis
    • 3. insertion of needle to withdraw a sample of amniotic fluid.
  4. -cide
    • 1. to kill or destroy
    • 2. Ex: germicide
    • 3. chemical substance that kills germs.
  5. -cyte
    • 1. cell
    • 2. Ex: leukocyte
    • 3. white blood cell
  6. -ectomy
    • 1. surgical removal of
    • 2. Ex: gastrectomy
    • 3. removal of part or all of the stomach
  7. -emia
    • 1. blood, blood condition
    • 2. Ex: bacteremia
    • 3. bacteria in the blood
  8. -gram
    • 1. record
    • 2. Ex: electrocardiogram
    • 3. record of the electrical activity of the heart.
  9. -graph
    • 1. an instrument used to record
    • 2. Ex: electrocardiograph
    • 3. instrument that records electrial variations in cardiac muscle activity.
  10. -graphy
    • 1. process of recording
    • 2. Ex: electrocardiography
    • 3. the making and study of electrocardiograms.
  11. -ia
    • 1. condition, esp. an abnormal state
    • 2. Ex: tachycardia
    • 3. condition of abnormal rapid heart rate.
  12. -ism
    • 1. condition
    • 2. Ex: hypothyroidism
    • 3. condition created by less than normal levels of thryroid hormones.
  13. -itis
    • 1. inflammation of
    • 2. Ex: carditis
    • 3. inflammation of the heart

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