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Glossary of Ch 1 Suffixes

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-itis
inflammation
-logy
study of
-ium
structure or tissue
-algia
pain
-odynia
pain
-genesis
origin or production
-lysis
breaking down or dissolution
-megaly
enlargement
-oid
resembling
-penia
abnormal reduction
-rrhea
discharge
-spasm
involuntary contraction
-asthenia
weakness
-cele
pouching or hernia
-ectasis
expansion or dilation
-emia
blood condition
-iasis
formation or presence of
-malacia
softening
-oma
tumor
-osis
abnormal condition or increase
-phil
attraction for
-philia
attraction for
-ptosis
falling or downward displacement
-rrhage
to burst forth
-rrhagia
to burst forth
-rrexhis
rupture
-centesis
puncture for aspiration
-desis
binding
-ectomy
excision
-pexy
suspension or fixation
-plasty
surgical repair or reconstruction
-rrhaphy
suture
-tomy
incision
-stomy
creation of an opening
-ation
process
-e
noun marker
-ia
condition of
-ism
condition of
-y
condition of or process of
-ac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-eal
pertaining to
-ic
pertaining to
-ous
pertaining to
-tic
pertaining to
-icle
small
-ole
small
-ula
small
-ule
small
-gram
record
-graph
instrument for recording
-graphy
process of recording
-iatrics
treatment
-iatry
treatment
-logist
one who specializes in the study or treatment of
-ist
one who specializes in
-meter
instrument for measuring
-metry
process of measuring
-poiesis
formation
-scope
instrument for examination
-scopy
process of examination
-stasis
stop or stand

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