Sur 116 week 2-Suffixes

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  1. -algia
    pain

    ex. gastralgia (stomach pain)
  2. -cele
    hernia, protrusion

    ex. cystocele (protrusion of the bladder)
  3. -cise
    cut

    ex. excise (to cut out)
  4. -cyte
    cell

    ex. erythrocyte (red cell)
  5. -desis
    fusion

    ex. arthrodesis (fusion of the joint)
  6. -dynia
    pain

    ex. cardiodynia (heart pain)
  7. -ectopia
    displaced

    ex. displacement of a bone
  8. -ectasis
    dilation

    ex. bronchiectasis (dilated bronchi)
  9. -gen
    that which produces

    ex. mutagen (that which produces mutations)
  10. -genesis
    produces, generates

    ex. osteogenesis (produces bone)
  11. -genic
    producing, produced by

    ex. carcinogenic (producing cancer)
  12. -ia
    state, condition

    ex. hemiplegia (condition of being half paralyzed)
  13. -iasis
    abnormal condition

    ex. lithiasis (abnormal condition of the stones)
  14. -ism
    state of

    ex. hypothyroidism (state of low thyroid)
  15. -itis
    inflammation

    ex. cellulitis (inflammation of the cells)
  16. -lapse
    sliding or moving

    ex. uterine prolapse (sliding or moving of the uterus from its normal position)
  17. -logist
    one who studies

    ex. biologist (one who studies life)
  18. -logy
    study of

    ex. cardiology (study of the heart)
  19. -lysis
    destruction

    ex. osteolysis (bone destruction)
  20. -malacia
    abnormal softening

    ex. chondromalacia (abnormal cartilage softening)
  21. -megaly
    enlargement, large

    ex. cardiomegaly (enlarged heart)
  22. -oma
    tumor or mass

    ex. carinoma (cancerous tumor)
  23. -osis
    abnormal condition

    ex. cyanosis (abnormal condition of being blue)
  24. -pathy
    disease

    ex. myopathy (muscle disease)
  25. -plasia
    development, growth

    ex. dysplasia (abnromal development)
  26. -plasm
    formation, development

    ex. neoplasm (new formation)
  27. -ptosis
    drooping

    ex. proctoptosis (drooping rectum)
  28. -rrhage
    excessive, abnormal flow

    ex. hemorrhage (excessive bleeding)
  29. -rrhea
    discharge, flow

    ex. rhinorrhea (discharge from the nose)
  30. -rrhexis
    rupture

    ex. hysterorrhexis (ruptured uterus)
  31. -sclerosis
    hardening

    ex. arteriosclerosis (hardening of an artery)
  32. -stenosis
    narrowing

    ex. angiostenosis (narrowing of a vessel)
  33. -therapy
    treatment

    ex. chemotherapy (treatment with chemicals)
  34. -trophy
    development, nourishment

    ex. hypertrophy (excessive development)
  35. -uria
    condition of the urine

    ex. anuria (absence of uria)
  36. -ac
    pertaining to

    ex. cardiac (pertaining to the heart)
  37. -al
    pertaining to

    ex. duodenal (pertaining to the duodenum)
  38. -an
    pertaining to

    ex. ovarian (pertaining to the ovary)
  39. -ar
    pertaining to

    ex. ventricular (pertaining to a ventricle)
  40. -ary
    pertaining to

    ex. pulmonary (pertaining to the lungs)
  41. -eal
    pertaining to

    ex. esophageal (pertaining to the esophagus)
  42. -iac
    pertaining to

    ex. chondriac (pertaining to cartilage)
  43. -ic
    pertaining to

    ex. gastric (pertaining to the stomach)
  44. -ical
    pertaining to

    ex. neurological (pertaining to the study of the nerves)
  45. -ile
    pertaining to

    ex. penile (pertaining to the penis)
  46. -ior
    pertaining to

    ex. superior (pertaining to above)
  47. -ory
    pertaining to

    ex. auditory (pertaining to hearing)
  48. -ose
    pertaining to

    ex. adipose (pertaining to fat)
  49. -ous
    pertaining to

    ex. intravenous (pertaining to within a vein)
  50. -tic
    pertaining to

    ex. acoustic (pertaining to hearing)

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