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-algia

pain

1

-cele

hernia

2

-centesis

surgical

3

-coccus

berry-shaped bacterium

4

formation of plurals: words ending in -us are made plural by dropping that and adding an -i

nucleus = nuclei
bronchus = bronchi
thrombus = thrombi

5

-cyte

cell

6

-dynia

pain

7

-ectomy

excision, removal, resection

8

-emia

blood condition

9

-genesis

condition of producing, forming

10

-gram

record

11

-graph

instrument for recording

12

-graphy

process of recording

13

-itis

inflammation

14

-logy

study of

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-lysis

breakdown, destruction, separation

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-malacia

softening

17

-megaly

enlargement

18

-oma

tumor, mass, collection of fluid

19

-opsy

to view

20

-osis

condition, usually abnormal

21

-pathy

disease condition

22

-penia

deficiency

23

-phobia

fear

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-plasia

development, formation, growth

25

-plasty

surgical repair

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-ptosis

falling, dropping, prolapse

27

-sclerosis

hardening

28

-scope

instrument for visual examination

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-scopy

process of visual examination (with an endoscope)