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Glossary of suffixes m-z

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malacia
softening, soft
megaly
enlargement
meter
instrument for measuring
metry
act of measuring
odynia
pain
oid
form, shape
ole
small, minute
ology
study or science of
oma
tumor
opsy
to view
or
one who
orrhea
flow, discharge
osis
condition or state
ous
pertaining to
para
to bear (offspring)
paresis
partial paralysis
pathy
disease, suffering
penia
deficiency, lack of, decrease
pexy
fixation
phagia
eating, swallowing
phasia
speech
philia
attraction for
phobia
fear
physis
to grow
plasia
formation or growth
plasm
growth, formation
plasty
mold, shape, repair
plegia
paralysis
poiesis
formation, production
ptosis
downward displacement, falling
ptysis
spitting
rrhage
bursting forth, rupture
rrhaphy
suturing in place
rrhea
flow, discharge
rrhexis
rupture
scope
instrument to visually examine
scopy
process of examining, visual examination
sepsis
infection
sis
state of, condition
spasm
involuntary spasm
stalsis
constriction
stasis
control, constant level, stop
stenosis
narrowing, stricture
stomy
creation of an opening
therapy
treatment
tic
pertaining to
tome
instrument for cutting
tomy
process of cutting, incision
toxic
poison
tresia
opening
tripsy
surgical crushing
trophy
nourishment
ula
small, minute
ule
small, minute
y
process

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