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Glossary of Suffixes Chapt 2

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-centesis
surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
-ectomy
excision (surgical removal or cutting out)
-lysis
process of loosening, freeing, or destroying
-pexy
surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhaphy
suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
-scopy
visual examination with a lighted instrument (this is not always a surgical procedure)
-stomy
formation of a an opening
-tome
an instrument used for cutting
-tomy
incision (cutting into tissue)
-tripsy
surgical crushing

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