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Glossary of Lesson 2, group 2

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-al
Latin-derived adjectival suffix

pertaining to, located in
-ase
Forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis(rare)
Noun-Forming Suffix

state, condition
-ema, -emat
Noun-Forming Suffix

state, condition
-esis
Noun-Forming Suffix

state, condition, procedure
-etic
Adjective-Forming Suffix

pertaining to
-ics, -tics
Noun-Forming Suffix (nouns indicating a particular science or study)

science, study of
-ism
Noun-Forming Suffix

state, condition, quality
-ismus
Noun-Forming Suffix

state, condition, muscular spasm
-oid, (rarely) -ode, -id
Adjective-Forming Suffix (indicating a particular shape, form, or resemblance)

like, resembling
-oma, -omat, -omata (plural)
Noun-Forming Suffix

usually tumor, occasionally disease
-ose
Noun-Forming Suffix

forms names of chemical substances
-ous
Latin-derived adjectival suffix

pertaining to, characterized by, full of
-us
Latin Noun-Forming Suffix

condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
-ize
Verb-Forming Suffix

to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in
acr-
Combining Form

extremities(particularly the hands and feet)
ambly-
Combining Form

dull, faint
carcin-
Combining Form

carcinoma, cancer
-cel-
Combining Form

hernia, tumor, swelling
cheir-, chir-
Combining Form

hand
chol(e)-
Combining Form

bile, gall
col(i)-, colon-
Combining Form

colon
cyan-
Combining Form

blue
cyst(i)-, -cystis
Combining Form

bladder, cyst
diplo-
Combining Form

double, twin
enter-
Combining Form

(small) intestine
erg-
Combining Form

action, work
gastr-
Combining Form

stomach
hem-, hemat-, -em-
Combining Form

blood
hepar-, hepat-
Combining Form

liver
lip-
Combining Form

fat
macr-
Combining Form

(abnormally) large or long
mega-, megal-
Combining Form

(abnormally) large or long
melan-
Combining Form

dark, black
micr-
Combining Form

(abnormally) small
nyct-
Combining Form

night
odyn-
Combining Form

pain
onc-
Combining Form

tumor
pachy-
Combining Form

thick
pseud-
Combining Form

false
py-
Combining Form

pus
sarc-
Combining Form

flesh, soft tissue
spasm-
Combining Form

spasm, involuntary muscular contraction
splen-
Combining Form

spleen
stom-, stomat-
Combining Form

mouth, opening
-tics
Noun-Forming Suffix (indicating particular science or study)

science or study of

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