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Glossary of Exploring Medical Language Chapter 2E suffixes

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al
pertaining to
ic
pertaining to
ous
pertaining to
cyte
cell
gen
substance or agent that produces or causes
genesis
origin, cause
genic
producing, originating, causeing
logist
one who studies and treats (specialist, physician)
logy
study of
oid
resembling
oma
tumor, swelling
osis
abnormal condition (means increase when used with blood cell word roots)
pathy
disease
plasia
condition of formation, development, growth
plasm
growth, substance, formation
sarcoma
malignant tumor
sis
state of
stasis
control, stop, standing

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