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  1. -ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ous, -ic, -tic
    pertaining to (adjectival endings)

    • esophageal
    • fibrous
    • toxic
    • cyanotic
  2. -algia or -dynia
    pain

    • cephalagia
    • cephalodynia
  3. -ation
    process

    extravasation
  4. -cele
    pouching or hernia

    gastrocele
  5. -centesis
    puncture for aspiration

    abdominocentesis
  6. -desis
    binding

    arthrodesis
  7. -e
    noun marker

    erythrocyte
  8. -ectasis
    expansion or dilation

    angiectasis
  9. -ectomy
    excision (removal)

    appendectomy
  10. -emia
    blood condition

    hyperlipemia
  11. -genesis
    origin or production

    pathogenesis
  12. -gram, -graph, -graphy
    • record
    • sonogram

    • instrument for recording
    • sonograph

    • process of recording
    • sonography
  13. -ia, -ism
    condition of

    • pneumonia
    • perfectionism
  14. -iatrics, -iatry
    treatment

    • pediactrics
    • psychiatry
  15. -iasis
    formation or presence of

    lithiasis
  16. -icle, -ole, -ula, -ule
    small

    • ventricle
    • arteriole
    • macula
    • pustule
  17. -itis
    inflamation

    appendicitis
  18. -ium
    structure or tissue

    • epigastrum
    • pericardium
  19. -logy, -logist, -ist
    • study of
    • histology

    • one how specializes in the study or treatment of
    • oncologist

    • one who specializes in
    • therapist
  20. -lysis
    breaking down or dissolution

    hemolysis
  21. -malacia
    softening

    osteomalacia
  22. -megaly
    enlargement

    hepatomegaly
  23. -meter, -metry
    • instrument for measuring
    • spirometer

    • process of measuring
    • spirometry
  24. -oid
    resembling

    lipoid
  25. -oma
    tumor

    carcinoma
  26. -osis
    condition of or increase

    • sclerosis
    • leukocytosis
  27. -penia
    abnormal reduction

    pancytopenia
  28. -pexy
    suspention or fixation

    nephropexy
  29. -phil, -philia
    attraction for

    • basophil
    • pedophilia
  30. -plasty
    surgical repair or reconstruction

    rhinoplasty
  31. -poiesis
    formation

    hemopoiesis
  32. -ptosis
    falling or downward displacement

    nephroptosis
  33. -rrhage, -rrhagia
    to burst forth

    • hemorrhage
    • menorrhagia
  34. -rrhaphy
    suture

    osteorrhaphy
  35. -rrhea
    discharge

    • amenorrhea
    • rhinorrhea
  36. -rrhexis
    rupture

    cardiorrhexis
  37. -scope, -scopy
    • instrument for examination
    • endoscope

    • process of examination
    • endoscopy
  38. -spasm
    involuntary contraction

    vasospasm
  39. -stasis
    stop or stand

    hemostasis
  40. -stomy
    creation of an opening

    colostomy
  41. -tomy
    incision

    laparotomy
  42. -y
    condition of or process

    adenopathy

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