Suffixes 1

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Suffixes 1
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  1. -algia, -dynia
    pain
  2. -cele
    hernia, protrusion
  3. -cyte
    cell
  4. -ectasis
    dilation
  5. -gen, -genic, -genesis
    produces, generates
  6. -ia
    state, condition
  7. -iasis, -osis
    abnormal condition
  8. -iatry, -therapy
    treatment
  9. -ism
    state of
  10. -itis
    inflammation
  11. -logist
    one who studies
  12. -logy
    study of
  13. -lysis, -lytic
    destruction
  14. -malacia
    abnormal softening
  15. -megaly
    enlargement, large
  16. -oid
    resembling
  17. -oma
    tumor, mass, swelling
  18. -pathy
    disease
  19. -phobia
    fear
  20. -plasia, -plasm, -trophy
    development
  21. -ptosis
    drooping
  22. -rrhage, -rrhagia, -rrhea
    abnormal discharge, flow
  23. -rrhexis
    rupture
  24. -sclerosis
    hardening
  25. -stenosis
    narrowing
  26. -ule, ole
    small
  27. -centesis
    puncture to withdraw fluid
  28. -ectomy
    surgical removal
  29. -ostomy
    surgically create an opening
  30. -otomy
    cutting into
  31. -pexy
    surgical fixation
  32. -plasty
    surgical repair
  33. -rrhaphy
    suture
  34. -gram
    record or picture
  35. -graph
    instrument for recording
  36. -graphy
    process of recording
  37. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  38. -metry
    process of measuring
  39. -scope
    instrument for viewing
  40. -scopy
    process of visually examining
  41. -derma
    skin condition
  42. -opsy
    view of
  43. -tome
    instrument used to cut
  44. -blast
    immature, embryonic
  45. -clasia
    to surgically break
  46. -desis
    stabilize, fuse
  47. -listhesis
    slipping
  48. -porosis
    porous
  49. -asthenia
    weakness
  50. -ion
    action, condition
  51. -kinesia
    movement
  52. -tonia
    tone
  53. -manometer
    instrument to measure pressure
  54. -tension
    pressure
  55. -tonic
    pertaining to tone
  56. -apheresis
    removal, carry away
  57. -crit
    separation of
  58. -cytosis
    more than the normal number of cells
  59. -emia
    blood condition
  60. -globin, -globulin
    protein
  61. -penia
    abnormal decrease, too few
  62. -phil
    attracted to
  63. -poiesis
    formation
  64. -stasis
    standing still
  65. -edema
    swelling, fluid buildup
  66. -capnia
    carbon dioxide
  67. -osmia
    smell
  68. -phonia
    voice
  69. -plegia
    paralysis
  70. -pnea
    breathing
  71. -ptysis
    spitting
  72. -spasm
    involuntary muscle contraction
  73. -thorax
    chest

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