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-centesis

Puncture to withdraw fluid
Ex: arthrocentesis (puncture to withdraw fluid from a joint)

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-ectomy

Surgical removal
Ex: gastrectomy (surgically remove the stomach)

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-ostomy

Surgically create an opening
Ex: colostomy (surgically create an opening for the colon)

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-otomy

Cutting into
Ex: thoracotomy (cutting into the chest)

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-pexy

Surgical fixation
Ex: nephropexy (surgical fixation of a kidney)

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-plasty

Surgical repair
Ex: dermatoplasty (surgical repair of the skin)

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-rrhaphy

Suture
Ex: myorrhaphy (suture together muscle)

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-gram

Record or picture
Ex: electrocardiogram (record of the hearts electricity)

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-graph

Instrument for recording
Ex: electrocardiograph (instrument for recording the hearts electrical activity)

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-graphy

Process of recording
Ex: electrocardiography (process of recording the hearts electrical activity)

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-meter

Instrument for measuring
Ex: audiometer (instrument to measure hearing)

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-metry

Process of measuring
Ex: audiometry (process of measuring hearing)

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-scope

Instrument for viewing
Ex: gastroscope (instrument to view stomach)

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-scopy

Process of visually examining
Ex: gastrscopy (process of visually examining the stomach)