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  1. -centesis
    Surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
  2. -ectomy
    excision (surgical removal or cutting out)
  3. -lysis
    process of loosing, freeing, or destroying
  4. -pexy
    surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
  5. -plasty
    surigical repair
  6. -rrhaphy
    suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
  7. -scopy
    visual examination with a lighted instrument (this is not always a surgical procedure)
  8. -stomy
    formation of an opening
  9. -tome
    an instrument used for cutting
  10. -tomy
    incision (cutting into tissue)
  11. -tripsy
    surgical crushing
  12. -algia
    pain
  13. -cele
    hernia
  14. -ectasia, -ectasis
    dialation or streching of a structure or part
  15. -edema
    swelling
  16. -emesis
    vomitting
  17. -ia, -iasis
    condition
  18. -itis
    inflamation
  19. -malacia
    soft, softing
  20. -mania
    excessive preoccupation
  21. -megaly
    enlargment
  22. -oid
    resembling
  23. -oma
    tumor
  24. -osis
    condition (often an abnormal condition;sometimes, an increase)
  25. -pathy
    disease
  26. -phobia
    abnoraml fear
  27. -ptosis
    prolapse (sagging)
  28. -rrhage, rrhagia
    ecessive bleeding or hemorrage
  29. -rrhea
    flow or discharge
  30. -rrexis
    rupture
  31. -spasm
    twitching, cramp
  32. -stasis
    stopping, controlling
  33. -able, -ible
    capable of, able to
  34. -ac,-al,-an,-ar,-ary,-eal,-ic,-ive,-tic
    pertaining to
  35. -ase
    enzyme
  36. -eum,-ium
    membrane
  37. -iac
    one who suffers
  38. -ism
    condition or theory
  39. -ist
    one who
  40. -logist
    one who studies; specialist
  41. -opia
    vision
  42. -ose
    sugar
  43. -ous
    pertaining to or chraracterized by
  44. -y
    sate or condition

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