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-algia

Pain
Ex: gastralgia (stomach pain)

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-cele

Hernia, protrusion
Ex: cystocele (protrusion of the bladder)

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-cyte

Cell
Ex: erythrocyte (red cell)

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-dynia

Pain
Ex: cardiodynia (heart pain)

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-ectasis

Dilation
Ex: bronchiectasis (dilated bronchi)

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-gen

That which produces
Ex: pathogen (that which produces disease)

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-genesis

Produces, generates
Ex: spermatogenesis (produces sperm)

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-genic

Producing, produced by
Ex: carcinogenic (producing cancer)

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-ia

State, condition
Ex: bradycardia (condition of slow heart)

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-iasis

Abnormal condition
Ex: lithiasis (abnormal condition of stones)

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-iatry

Medical treatment
Ex: podiatry (medical treatment for the foot)

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-ism

State of
Ex: hypothyroidism (state of low thyroid)

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-itis

Inflammation
Ex: dermatitis (inflammation of skin)

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-logist

One who studies
Ex: cardiologist (one who studies the heart)

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-logy

Study of
Ex: cardiology (study of the heart)

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-lysis

Destruction
Ex: hemolysis (blood destruction)

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-lytic

Destruction
Ex: thrombolytic (clot destruction)

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-malacia

Abnormal softening
Ex: chondromalacia (abnormal cartilage softening)

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-megaly

Enlargement, large
Ex: cardiomegaly (enlarged heart)

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-Oid

Resembling
Ex: fibroid (resembling fibers)

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-Oma

Tumor, mass, swelling
Ex: carcinoma (cancerous tumor)

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-osis

Abnormal condition
Ex: cyanosis (abnormal condition of being blue)

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-pathy

Disease
Ex: myopathy (muscle disease)

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-phobia

Fear
Ex: photophobia (fear of light)

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-plasia

Development, growth
Ex: hyperplasia (excessive development)

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-plasm

Formation, development
Ex: neoplasm (new formation)

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-ptosis

Drooping
Ex: blepharoptosis (drooping eyelid)

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-rrhage

Excessive, abnormal flow
Ex: hemorrhage (excessive bleeding)

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-rrhagia

Abnormal flow condition
Ex: cystorrhagia (abnormal flow from the bladder)

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-rrhea

Discharge, flow
Ex:rhinorrhea (discharge from the nose)

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-rrhexis

Rupture
Ex: hysterorrhexis (ruptured uterus)

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-sclerosis

Hardening
Ex: arteriosclerosis (hardening of an artery)

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-stenosis

Narrowing
Ex: angiostenosis (narrowing of a vessel)

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-therapy

Treatment
Ex: chemotherapy (treatment with chemicals)

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-trophy

Nourishment, development
Ex: hypertrophy (excessive development)

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-ule

Small
Ex: venule(small vein)

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-ac, -al, -an, -ar, -ary, -atic, -eal, -iac, -ic, -ile, -ine,
-ior, -nic, -ory, -ose, -ous, -tic

Pertaining to
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