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Glossary of Chapter 3-Suffixes

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-algia
pain
-cele
hernia
-centesis
surgical procedure to remove fluid
-coccus (pleura: cocci)
berry-shaped bacterium (pleural: bacteria)
-cyte
cell
-dynia
pain
-emia
blood condition
-genesis
condition of producing, forming
-genic
pertaining to producing, produced in, or produced by
-gram
record
-graphy
process of recording
-itis
inflammation
-logy
study of
-lysis
breakdown, destruction, separation
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargement
-oma
tumor, mass, collection of fluid
-opsy
view of
-osis
condition, usually abnormal
-pathy
disease condition
-penia
deficiency
-phobia
fear
-plasia
development, formation, growth
-plasty
surgical repair
-ptosis
drooping, sagging, prolapse
-sclerosis
hardening
-scope
instrument to visually examine
-scopy
process of visual examination
-stasis
stopping, controlling
-stomy
opening to form a mouth (stoma)
-therapy
treatment
-tomy
incision, to cut into
-trophy
development, nourishment
-er
one who
-ia
condition
-ist
specialist
-ole
little, small
-ule
little, small
-um, -ium
structure, tissue, thing
-y
condition, process
-ac, -iac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-eal
pertaining to
-ic, -ical
pertaining to
-oid
resembling
-ose
pertaining to, full of
-ous
pertaining to
-tic
pertaining to
-graph
instrument for recording

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