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Suffix

added to end; procedures, conditions, or disease

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Prefix

attached to beginning; time, position, direction, number, negation

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Combining vowels

usually "o"; eases pronunciation

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Word root + combining vowel

combining form

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(Prefix) intra-

within or inside

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(prefix) sub-

below, under

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(combining form) arthr/o

joint

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(combining form) hepat/o

liver

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(combining form) oste/o

bones

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(combining form) ven/o

vein

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-algia

pain

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-centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid

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-cyte

cell

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-dynia

pain

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-ectomy

surgical removal

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-emia

blood condition

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-gram, -graph

record, x-ray, picture

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-graphy

processing of recording picture or record

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-itis

inflammation

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-malacia

abnormal softening

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-megaly

enlargement

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-meter

instrument used to measure

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-oid

like, resembling

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-ologist

specialist

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-ology

study of

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-oma

tumor

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-osis

abnormal condition

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-ostomy

creating an artificial opening

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-otomy

surgical incision

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-pathy

disease

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-phobia

abnormal fear of specific things

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-ptosis

drooping, sagging, prolapse

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-rrhagia, -rrhage

abnormal flow or discharge (blood)

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-rrhaphy

suturing

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-rrhea

abnormal flow or discharge (not blood)

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-sclerosis

abnormal hardening

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-scope

instrument used for visual examination

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-scopy

visual examination

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-stasis

stop, control

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-stenosis

abnormal narrowing