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Compound words

Words that contain more than one word root.
(ex. the combining form is gastr/o, meaning the stomach + the word root is enter which means intestine + the suffix itis meaning inflammation.= gastroenteritis and this means inflammation of the stomach and intestine.)
(ex. the combining form encephal/o meaning the brain + the word root mening, the meninges + the suffix itis meaning inflammation = encephalomeningitis = inflammation of the brain and meninges)

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Suffix types

Surgical (SS), diagnostic (DS), pathological (PS), related (RS), and grammatical (GS).

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centesis (SS)

surgical puncture

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clasis (SS)

to break, surgical fracture

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desis (SS)

binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)

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ectomy (SS)

excision, removal

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lysis (SS)

separation; destruction; loosening

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plexy

fixation (of an organ)

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plasty (SS)

surgical repair

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rrhaphy (SS)

suture

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stomy (SS)

forming an opening (mouth)

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tome (SS)

instrument to cut

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tomy (SS)

incision

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tripsy (SS)

crushing

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gram (DS)

record, writing

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graph (DS)

instrument for recording

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graphy (DS)

process of reording

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meter (DS)

instrument for measuring

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metry (DS)

act of measuring

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scope (DS)

instrument for examining

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scopy (DS)

visual examination

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algia (PS&RS)

pain

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dynia (PS&RS)

pain

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cele (PS&RS)

hernia, swelling

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ectasis (PS&RS)

dilation, expansion

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edema (PS&RS)

swelling

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emesis (PS&RS)

vomiting

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emia

blood condition

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gen (PS&RS)

forming producing, origin

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genesis (PS&RS)

forming, producing, origin