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Ch. 6 Suffixes

Ch. 6 Suffixes
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-ectasis, -ectasia
stretching, dilation, dilatation, widening
-emesis
comiting
-lysis
destruction, breakdown, separation
-pepsia
digestion
-phagia
eating, swallowing
-plasty
surgical repair
-ptosis
drooping; sagging; protruding
-ptysis
spitting
-rrhage, -rrhagia
bursting forth (of blood)
-rrhaphy
suture
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-spasm
involuntary contraction of muscles
-stasis
stopping; controlling
-stenosis
tightening, stricture, narrowing
-tresia
opening