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ic, ac, al, ar, ary, ous
pertaining to
crit
separate
cyte
cell
genesis, genic, gen, poiesis
produce formation
globin,globulin
protein
gram
picture
graphy
recording
oid
resembling, like
ology
study of
ologist
specialist
pepsia
digestion
phagia
swallowing, eating
phonia
voice, sound
phoresis
carry, transmit
pnea
breathing
scope
instrument for viewing
scopy
visual examination
somnia
sleep
stasis
control, stop
therapy
treatment
thorax
chest
tocia
labor, birth
trophy
growth, development
tropin
stimulate
algia, dynia
pain
cele
hernia
cytosis
increase in cell
emesis
vomiting
emia
blood condition
ia, iasis, pathy, osis
disease, abnormal condition
itis
inflammation
lysis,lytic
destruction, breakdown
malacia
softening
megaly
enlargement
oma
tumor,mass
paresis
weakness; slight paralysis
plegia
paralysis
ptosis
sagging; dropping(out of place)
ptysis
spitting
rrhea
discharge;flow
rrhage/rrhagia
burst forth of blood, bleeding
rrhexis
rupture
rrhaphy
suture; stitch
centesis
surgical puncture (to remove fluid)
stenosis
narrowing
sclerosis
hardening
pexy
surgical fixation
plasty
surgical repair
otomy
cut; incision
ectomy
surgical removal; excision
ostomy
create an opening
ectasis
stretching
desis
binding together
penia
decrease number