Suffixes pg 1

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Suffixes pg 1
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2010-09-27 00:31:03
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common suffixes quiz 5
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  1. -a
    • change word to noun
    • (gravida=pregnant)
  2. -algia
    • pain
    • (gastralgia=stomach pain)
  3. -blast
    • immature, embryonic
    • (osteoblast)
  4. -cele
    • hernia, protrusion
    • (cystocele=protrusion of the bladder)
  5. -cide
    kill
  6. -cise
    • to cut
    • (incision)
  7. -cle
    • small
    • (vesicle-small blister)
  8. -coccus
    • spherical
    • (streptococcus)
  9. -cyte
    • cell
    • (leukocyte)
  10. -dynia
    • pain
    • (cardiodynia=heart pain)
  11. -ectasis
    • dilation
    • (bronchiectasis=dilated bronchi)
  12. -ectopia
    • displacement
    • (corectopia=pupil of eye not centered)
  13. -emia
    • blood condition
    • (oxemia=oxygen in blood)
  14. -er
    • one who
    • (radiographer)
  15. -gen
    • that which produces
    • (mutagen)
  16. -genesis
    • production, generation
    • (osteogenesis)
  17. -genic
    • producing
    • (carcinogenic)
  18. -ia
    • state, condition
    • (anemia)
  19. -iasis
    • abnormal condition
    • (lithiasis=abnormal condition of stones)
  20. -iatric
    • medicine, physician
    • (pediatric)
  21. -ion
    • process
    • (incision)
  22. -ism
    • state of
    • (hypothyroidism)

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