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Glossary of Chapter 3 Medical Terminology

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-cele
tumor, hernia
-centesis
surgical puncture to remove fluid
-coccus
berry-shaped bacterium
-dynia
pain
-genic
pertaining to producing, produced by or in
-gram
record
-graphy
process of recording
-graph
instrument for recording
-lysis
breakdown, destruction, separation
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargement
-penia
deficiency
-phobia
fear
-plasia
development, formation, growth
-plasty
surgical repair
-ptosis
drooping, sagging, prolapse
-sclerosis
hardening
-stasis
stopping, controlling
-stomy
opening to form a mouth (stoma)
-therapy
treatment
-trophy
nourishment, development
-er
one who
-ia
condition
-ole
little, small
-ule
little, small
-um
-ium
structure, tissue, thing
-ary
pertaining to
-ar
pertaining to
-oid
resembling
-ose
pertaining to, full of
-ous
pertaining to
-tic
pertaining to

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