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-ac; -al; -ar; -ary

pertaining to

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-crine

to secrete

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-crit

to separate

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-cyte

cell

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-gen; -genesis; -genic

producing; forming

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-globin; -globulin

protein

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-gram

record; picture

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-graph

instrument for recording

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-iac; -ic

pertaining to

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-oid

like; resembling

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-(o)logist

specialist

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-(o)logy

study of

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-ous

pertaining to

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-pepsia

digestion

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-phagia

eating; swallowing

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-phonia

voice; sound

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-phoresis

carrying; transmission

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-phoria

feeling; mental state

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-pnea

breathing

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-poiesis

formation

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-scope

instrument of viewing

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-scopy

process of viewing

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-somnia

sleep

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-stasis

control; stop

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-therapy

treatment

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-thorax

chest; pleural cavity

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-tocia

labor; birth

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-tresia

opening

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-trophy

growth; development

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-algia

pain

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-tropin

nourish; develop; stimulate

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-cytosis

condition of cells

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-version

to turn

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-dynia

pain

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-emesis

vomiting

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-cele

hernia; herniation

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-emia

blood condition

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-ia; -iasis

abnormal condition

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-itis

inflammation

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-lysis;-lytic

breakdown; destruction

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-malacia

softening

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oma

tumor

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-osis

abnormal condition

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-paresis

slight paralysis

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-pathy

disease

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-penia

decreased number

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-phobia

abnormal fear

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-plegia

paralysis

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-ptosis

drooping; sagging; prolapse

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-ptysis

spitting up

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-(r)rhage; -(r)hagia

bursting forth of blood

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-(r)hea

flow; discharge

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-(r)rhexis

rupture

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-sclerosis

hardening

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-spasm

contraction; twitching

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-stenosis

narrowing; tightening

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-centesis

surgical puncture

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-desis

binding together

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-ectasia; -ectasis

stretching; dilation

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-ectomy

surgical removal; excision

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-(o)stomy

surgical creation of a new opening

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-(o)tomy

surgical incision into

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-pexy

surgical fixation

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-(r)haphy

suture

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-tripsy

crushing; friction