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Singular/Pleural Form

Turning singular form suffixes into pleural form suffixes.
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-um
bacterium
Drop -um and add -a
bacteria
-us
bronchus
Drop -us and add -i
bronchi
-y
deformity
Drop -y and add -ies
deformities
-ma
carcinoma
Retain -ma and add -ta
carcinomata
-ex
apex
Drop -ex and add -ices
apices
-on
ganglion
Drop -on and add -a
ganglia
-is
diagnosis
Drop -is and add -es
diagnoses
-ax
thorax
Drop -x and add -ces
thoraces
-ix
appendix
Drop -ix and add -ices
appendices
-en
lumen
Drop -en and add -ina
lumina
-a
pleura
Retain -a and add -e
pleurae